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A. Explain the differences between Liberalism and Conservatism?

B. Does ideology really make a difference in the United States today? Support your reasoning with examples.

C. How does this impact American culture, government and politics in your opinion?

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Provided an overview of the differences between Liberalism and Conservativism.

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This is a discussion about the differences between liberals and conservatives. Also included is a synopsis of various ideological differences related to political issues.

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It is my pleasure to assist you once again with some notes for your course. Today, you have asked about three related issues, so I'll just cover each one of them separately.

Explain the differences between Liberalism and Conservatism

There is a stark divide between Liberals and Conservatives, yet the two concepts are sorely misunderstood in American politics. In fact, many individuals that are labeled liberals are really moderates, and vice versa. So, let us focus on the true and commonly held definition of each, in an effort to illustrate the differences between each. From the outset, it is important to make the distinction that we are talking about the American political system, as liberalism and conservatism will differ in other regions of the world. For the most part, both conservatives and liberals both openly promote a few and independent society where equality is not only expected, but demanded, in society. The path to this equality and freedom, however, differs by political ideology. Liberals tend to hold to the belief that the role of government is to ...

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