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PLS201 Reading Notes 1 Concepts of Politics and American Politics STUDY : We the People , chapter 1 Page-specific references to the text are required. NOTE1A 15 lines . In chapter one of We the People the authors address the question of how government is made up of the institutions and procedures by which people are ruled in terms of four propositions: 1) Different forms of government are defined by power and freedom; 2) Limits on government encourage freedom; 3) Expansion of participation in America changed the political balance; 4) The goal of politics is having a say in what happens. Organize your paragraph into four or five sentences identifying the main characteristics of these concepts, as established by the authors. In terms of different forms of government, there are 6 major forms; autocracy, oligarchy, democracy, constitutional, authoritarian, and totalitarian. (pg. 14) Each have their own way of being good and bad. For example, in constitutional governments, a small number of other nations, governments are limited as to what they are permitted to control (substantive limits), as well as how they go about it (procedural limits). (pg. 13) Each government has its own limitations when it
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