Socialism

AP U.S. Government and Politics

Prediction

  1. What do you think socialism means?

  2. Use socialism in a sentence.

  3. List an example of socialism in current events:

  4. Find an image of socialism:

Fun Fact

Definition

Socialism: an ideology that cherishes equality. The means of production are managed by the working people, and there is a democratically elected government. Central planning distributes common goods, such as mass transit, housing, and energy, while the free market is allowed to distribute consumer goods.  

You can take this nifty short quiz to find out if you are a social democrat.

Sentence

Whether you like it or not, socialism is back in fashion and it is gaining support among America’s youth. A recent YouGov survey found that 43 percent of respondents under the age of 30 had a favorable view of socialism. Only 32 percent had a favorable view of capitalism.

Example

How 'socialism' plays poorly with the middle of the electorate

Image

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Questions

  1. What is one thing an American socialist would strongly believe in?

  2. What is the difference between liberalism and socialism?

  3. Can you list one well known American socialist?

  4. In what ways are your beliefs similar to and different from Socialism?

  5. What would be one major policy an American socialist would advocate?

AP Studio Art

Now draw Socialism! Take 10 or 20 seconds. That’s all you need. Nothing fancy. Don’t expect a masterpiece. Draw with symbols or stick figures if you wish. Now Look at your drawing. You’ve got it. That’s all.