Lecture 8_24

Lecture 8_24 - Democracy and Early American Politics 8/24...

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Democracy and Early American Politics 8/24 Lecture Outline Diversity, yet Share Core Values Democracy Myths Colonial Period Articles of Confederation
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The American “Community” Bound together by a single legal contract, the Constitution; All are subject to the protections and obligations of a common set of laws
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Political Culture “The shared body of values and beliefs that shapes perception and attitudes toward politics and government and in turn influences political behavior.”
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Core Values, I Individual Liberty : Citizens have certain liberties that the government cannot infringe upon or take away.
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Core Values, II Political Equality : All citizens are equal before the law. Political Equality leads to: Popular sovereignty – rule by the people; Democracy – authority of the people
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Core Values, III Majority Rule : If all people are equal, then the majority should rule; Majority rule helps provide support needed to control the governed; The minority expect those in the majority to respect their basic rights.
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