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Chapter 1 notes - • Oligarchy=a form of government in...

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Chapter 1 notes: Americans trust in their government has fluctuated widely over time, hitting a high point in the 1960’s. 1960’s-3/4 of the population trusted the government 1994- ¼ of the people trusted the government The government affects our lives when it comes to student loan debt, IRS, Police, State professional licensing(bar exam, medical practice exam, CPA, pharmacist) State motor vehicle bureau, zoning regulations, income tax, voter registration) Political Efficiancy=the belief that citizens can affect what government does, that they can take action to make the government listen to them. Citizenship=informed and active membership ina political community A true citizen must have the knowledge needed to participate in a political debate according to ancient greeks Autocracy=a form of government in which a single individual rules
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Unformatted text preview: • Oligarchy=a form of government in which a small group-landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants-controls most of the governing decisions • Constitutional government=a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on the powers of the government\authoritarian=no formal limits but may be restrained by the power of other social institutions • Totalitarian=no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge it • Pluralism=the theory that all interests are and should be free to compete for influence in the government. • Liberty=freedom from government control • Voting rights expanded dramatically during the civil rights movement...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Sin during the Spring '08 term at Naval Academy.

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