Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Keywords Politics - Who gets what...

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Chapter 1 Keywords Politics - Who gets what when and how - It’s everywhere Government - A structural way to keep order - Leaders - Rules and Regulations - Capacity to raise revenues: Taxes - Punishment - What do you gain ? o Safety/Security o Power o Nationalism - What do you lose ? o You don’t always get what you want Political Culture (ideals, national identity) - Liberty - Self-government - Equality - Individualism Roots of American Government Aristotle - Natural Law o Certain ethnical principles o They are a part of nature o Through reasoning Thomas Aquinas - Natural Law and Christianity are compatible Protestant Reformation - Direct Communication to God Isaac Newton (Enlightenment Period) - Humans can improve through reason, science, and toleration Thomas Hobbes (1651) - You need written and enforceable rules - Without rule people will live like animals John Locke - Second Treatise on Government - Social Contract
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Forms of Government Monarchy - Ruled by a Royal family (kings and queens) - Divine right to rule (choose by God)
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Dr.dolittle during the Spring '08 term at Cedarville.

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