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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 Introduction • Why should learning about American Government be important to you? ¡ Presidents ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ ¡ Vice Presidents Cabinet Members Supreme Court Justices Senators Representatives Introduction • Why should learning about American Government be important to you? 293,000,000 (US pop. in 2000) = % of the population represents everyone 2 Introduction • 2004 – George W. Bush wins with % of the popular vote. – But, only % of the eligible voters voted. So really only % of the population voted for – So really, only % of the population voted for Bush. • Or said another way, % did NOT vote for Bush. Introduction • “Politics” – “The struggle over power or influence within organizations or informal groups that can grant or withhold benefits or privileges.” – Write: . • “Government” – The institution in which decisions are made that resolve conflicts or allocate benefits and privileges. It is unique because it has the ultimate authority within society.” – Write: Political Values in Gov’t • Order. – • Liberty. – . • Authority. – . • Legitimacy. – . • Sovereignty – . 3 Forms of Gov’t • Totalitarian Regime – . • Authoritarianism – . • Aristocracy – . • Democracy – . Forms of Democracy • Direct Democracy – The people . – Examples of processes of direct democracy. • • • *none of the above exist on the national level for the US. Forms of Democracy • Representative Democracy – Also known as a “ ” – Sovereign power rests with . – Political decisions are by the people indirectly, via ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2009 for the course POLITICAL 1 taught by Professor Nguyen during the Spring '08 term at Saddleback.

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