American Gov't Daily Notes

American Gov't Daily Notes - AmericanGovt 13January2010_Wed

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American Gov’t 13 January 2010_Wed American Views of Government Historical Suspicion Except in Periods of Crisis (Civil War, Great Depression—when the gov’t needs to help) Dependence Lack of Trust  Political Efficacy  (Key Term) Federalism (What we think we know) Citizenship -“Informed and active membership in a political community.” -Have you thought of “citizenship” in this way? -How about “legal and efficacious membership in an organized political community, especially  a country.” -How is citizenship a type of power? Government -   A series of rule-making and enforcement mechanisms for people or a territory.     -Many forms (types) of government systems. -Autocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy -Constitutional, authoritarian, and Totalitarian Government -We’re giving our gov’t the power to make certain rules; any gov’t you could ever create is  creating a limit on your liberty.               -We give some of our $ away, b/c there is something else we would rather have…i.e. 
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course GOVT 101 taught by Professor Carlsnook during the Spring '10 term at SPSU.

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American Gov't Daily Notes - AmericanGovt 13January2010_Wed

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