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11th Ed. Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (4.8)

 

     California, demographic groups, and party loyalty

 

 

After completing this section of study of

11th edition, Carney, chapter 4

Pages 37-44 and 47 on Cal-Grants the student will be able to:

 

 

 

  1. Explain the relationship between California and other principal world economies

 

1.      What are the world’s seven largest economies? (Carney p. 38 end)

2.      What state exports more goods than any other to the world? (Carney p. 38 end)

3.      What state is foremost in agricultural exports? (Carney p. 38 end)

4.      Where are California’s three main harbors? (Carney pp. 38 end and 43 maps)

5.      California benefits from the Common Market [also called NAFTA] that is composed of which three countries? (Carney p. 39 end)

6.      In 2004 what country was California’s largest trading partner? (Carney p. 39 end)

  

  1. Compare California with other states and with the United States as a whole

 

1.    What is the most populated state? (Carney p. 37, top)

            2.    What is the fastest growing state? (Carney p. 37, top)

            3.    Is poverty in California higher or lower than in the entire U.S.? (Carney p. 40, top)

4.    Is unemployment in California higher or lower than in the entire U.S.? (Carney p. 40, top)

5.    Following World War II per capita California income was higher, lower, or about the same as the average for the U.S.? (Carney, p. 40, center)

6.    Since the 1990’s, per capita California income has been higher, lower, or about the average for the U.S.? (Carney p. 40, center)

            7.    California overall tax rates are now far above, near, or far below the average for the U.S.? (Carney p. 39, end)

            8.    Which ocean provides the California coastline? (Carney p. 41 top)

            9.    Which two U.S. states have the largest land area? (Carney p. 41 top)

10.  Which U.S. state has the third largest land area? (Carney p. 41, end)

11.  The Central Valley [also called the Great Valley or the San Joaquin Valley] the richest agricultural area in the U.S., is located in what state?

                   (Carney pp. 41 center and 42 map)

12.  What is the most urban state in the U.S.? (Carney p. 41 center)

13.  What is the largest student aid program in the U.S.? (Carney p. 47 end

   

  1. Describe the role of specific demographic groups in California, (including their

most likely political party loyalty for items marked with an asterisk *)

 

  1.  About what fraction of immigrants to California arrive from other nations?  (Carney p. 37, top)

 *2.  Which two areas of Latin America send most immigrants to California?  (Carney, p. 37 top)

             *3.  What other area of the Pacific Rim sends most immigrants to California? (Carney, p. 37 top)

 *4.  Within a decade, what racial or ethnic group will probably become the majority of  Californians? (Carney p. 37 center)

 *5.  What group racial or ethnic group now constitutes slightly less than a majority of Californians? (Carney p. 37 center)

 *6.  Name the second largest racial or ethnic group of Californians today—it will soon become the majority group in the state (Carney p. 37 center)

   7.  Name the third largest racial or ethnic group of Californians today (Carney, p. 37 center)

   8.  Name the fourth largest racial or ethnic group of Californians today (Carney, p. 37 center)

   9.  Name the fifth largest racial or ethnic group of Californians today (Carney, p. 37 center)

10.   Is there a majority racial or ethnic group of Californians today? (Carney, p. 37 center)

           *11. About what percent of California voters are non-Hispanic/non-Latino whites? (Carney, p. 37 center)

             12. Are California non-Hispanic/non-Latino whites older or younger than other Californians? (Carney p. 38, top)

           *13. Are California non-Hispanic/non-Latino whites relatively affluent or relatively poor? (Carney, p. 38 top)

             14. Are California non-Hispanic/non-Latino whites more likely to be homeowners or renters than other Californians? (Carney p. 38, top)

             15. Which state has the highest youth and elderly populations? (Carney p. 38, top)

           *16. Which state has the highest population of millionaires? (Carney p. 39, top)

           *17. Which state has two women U.S. Senators? (Carney p. 44 end)

           *18. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in Northern California? (Carney pp. 41 and 43 map for 2000)

           *19. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in Southern California? (Carney pp. 41 and 43 map for 2000)

           *20. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live along the California coast? (Carney, pp. 41 and 43 map for 2000)

           *21. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in the inland areas of California coast? (Carney, p. 69, end)

           *22. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s big cities? (Carney, p. 43 top and map for 2000)

           *23. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s suburbs? (Carney p. 43 top)

           *24. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s rural areas? (Carney p. 43 top)

           *25. Are Democrats or Republicans most likely to live in California’s urban areas? (Carney p. 43 top)