AP Study of American Government - I Study of American...

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I. Study of American Government A. Power, Authority, and Legitimacy 1. Power a. Ability to get another person to do your deed 2. Authority a. Right to use power 3. Legitimacy a. Political authority to use power B. Democracy 1. Rule of many 2. Direct or participatory democracy a. All citizens participate directly 3. Representative democracy a. Leaders elected by people make decisions C. Political power in America: five views 1. Wealthy a. Powerful, wealthy capitalists have large impact on policy making 2. Workforce a. Businesses, military, labor unions, along with elected officials control decisions 3. Bureaucrats a. Appointed bureaucrats ultimately run everything 4. Representatives a. Representatives of a large number of interest groups in charge 5. Elites a. Morally impassionate elites drive political change
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  • Fall '15
  • Mrs. Califf
  • Government, Democracy, american government, Separation of Powers, small group benefits

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