Government Notes - Ashley Lam Period 7 Chapter 1, Section 1...

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Ashley Lam Period 7 Chapter 1, Section 1 Notes - 1972 : 18 year olds able to vote for the first time - Aristotle : scholar in ancient Greece—one of first students of government—studied polis (ancient Greek city-state) -Many government terms & concepts originated from Greece & Rome (i.e. democracy, republic, polititcs) - State : political community that occupies definite territory & has organized government with power to make & enforce laws without approval from any higher authority—similar meaning to country—i.e. United States—term used to describe main political units within the U.S. - Nation : any sizable group of people who are united by common bonds of race, language, custom, tradition, and sometimes religion—often used to refer to independent state or country— nation-state : i.e. nation of France & state of France coincide -Not all nations have their own states -States all share: population, territory, sovereignty, and government -The states with the more stable governments consist of populations sharing similar
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