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CHAPTER 1 - Direct Democracy Citizens make all or most decisions - Representative Democracy Citizens decide who will rule them - Another name for Representative Democracy Republic Liberal Democracy Democratic government with guarantee of personal freedoms Define Government Institutions that have the authority to make decisions binding the society Power versus authority People recodnize ability to rule (authority) The ability to change people’s minds (power) 5 Conditions for a Representative Democracy Free speech/press, right to organize, access to political resources, respect other opinions, believe the system to be legit 2 forms of Rep Democracy Parliamentary System and Presidential System Parliamentary System: who votes for what and what countries is this popular in People elect the legislature and legislature picks executive Popular in European countries Presidential System Separately elected branches of government. Strength of Executive policy in European countries versus USA Legislature passes nearly all policies of the exec, without much investigation Differences of US versus other countries (name the issues and how they’re different) Police/Schools controlled locally, primary elections to decide who is on ballot, judges decide what is legal and not legal, if president signs a treaty the US is not necessarily bound to it, deadlock can occur CHAPTER 2 Goal of French Revolution (and year)
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1789. sought liberty and equality and fraternity Life, Liberty, and Property was turned into Life, Liberty, and __________ by who Pursuit of happiness, Jefferson 28 th Complaint against Britain in the Declaration King allowed the slave trade but enocouraged slaves to revolt against masterse Who wrote the Two Treatises of Government? Basic principles? John Locke. Born with equal rights. Consent of the governed. How many states origionally adopted the constitution? What 2 states were left without written constitutions? 8 states adopted. Rhode Island and Connecticut didn’t have them Nickname for Articles of Confederation League of friendship 3 Weakness of Articles of Confederation Lack of power to levy taxes or regulate commerce, no judicial system, all 13 states had to agree to amend articles. Location and Year of Constitutional Convention Phillidelphia 1776 Pennsylvania Constiution: year, where was the power placed, terms of elected, was their an executive? 1776, one house system, one year terms, no exec Massachusetts Constitution: year, level of democratic, designation of powers, terms 1780, separation of powers, far less democratic, judges served for life, exec could veto Philidelphia Convention: total number of delegates, how many were active? 55, 30 active Of signers, what were there occupations 8 signed declaration, 7 governors, 34 lawyers, 39 served under past congress, 1/3 veterans Key men at Philidelphia Convention Washington, Madison, franklin, Hamilton Questions to debate after the constitution was completed How strong should govt be, how much power should states have Madisons solution to questions of how to plan government
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