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PSCI 1101 Test One Study Guide

PSCI 1101 Test One Study Guide - DIRECT PARTICIPATORY...

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DIRECT PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY - Means that citizens are able to meet together regularly to debate and decide the issues of the day POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY - Government policies reflect the wishes of the people - Popular participation in the political process - The majority rules James Madison feared MAJORITY RULE b/c of its negative effects that: - It would undermine freedom and threaten individual rights In the climate of crisis following SHAY’S REBELLION: - The rebellion reinforced fears about the dangers of majority rule DECLARATION OF IDEPENDENCE (Jefferson & Locke’s political philosophy) - People can create a new government if the government fails to protect their rights ARTICLE OF CONFEDERATION - Established a loose organization of independent states with a weak central government 18 th CENTURY REPUBLICANISM was a doctrine that believed: - In government based on popular consent, limited government, and prevention of majority tyranny Philosophically, 18 th CENTURY REPUBLICANS favored: - a system of government that limits the people’s role in government Approved at CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION w/ respect to institution of slavery: - Enactments against the slave trade were forbidden until the year 1808 - 3/5 of the state’s slave population was used in the calculation of how many
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