American government

American government - A merican government 01/22/10 -Grace...

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American government – 01/22/10 -Grace of God- Divine right of Kings- disobedience to a king, means someone who had been ordained by god. -theocracies- dictatorships ruled my military with the spiritual power as well -Kings were defenders of the faith, of church. (fid def -risk excommunication if wronged the king, or condemned to eternal hell -not much thought on the connection between human nature and government -protestant reformation – had break up of monopoly of power with catholic church, 16 th century - there was a period of unremitting religious warfare that would last until the middle of the 17 th century -Spiritual monopoly was being challenged -there were questions about what government was really about? -Italien philosopher, Florentine- -Machievelli – conjures of images of manipu;ative, power hungry, added to discussion between government and man, he had suspicions about human nature, that people were cunning and treacherous - Machievelli said you need a government that recognized the negative aspects of human
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