Government Study Guide

Government Study Guide - 1. How do we define government and...

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1. How do we define government and politics? Power- maintain order Security- protect property Legitimacy- provide public goods 2. Why is government necessary? Maintain order…protect property…provide public goods… 3. What kind of democracy do we have? Type of democracy: Republic- individuals are elected choices are made on behalf of constituents 4. What types of government exist besides democracies? Autocracy Oligarchy Democracy Constitutional government Authoritarian 5. What has been the role of government in American history? Maintain order…protect property…provide public goods… 6. How does our government establish who should govern? The people vote…majority rule… 7. How does our government grant authority and power? Voting…majority rule… 8. What were the circumstances surrounding the framing of the constitution? Preamble Article1-7 9. What was the colonial response to British restrictions? Townshed Act…Stamp Act…Sugar Act…Boston Tea Party 10. What was the process undertaken to declare independence and establish a government? 1774: First continental congress meets—Discussion to boycott British goods 1775-1781: Second Continental Congress—Discussion to declare independence 1776: Declaration of Independence signed on July 4th 11. Who were the framers of the Constitution? Madison, Jefferson, Franklin…
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course POLS 1113 taught by Professor Dr.anderson during the Fall '07 term at Oklahoma State.

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