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FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT I. Politics A. Harold Lasswell B. Change 1. Liberal Ideology 2. Democratic Party C. Stability 1. Conservative Ideology 2. Republican Party II. Government A. John Locke 1. Social Contract 2. Free Riders III. Types of Government A. Sources of Political Power 1. Totalitarian Regime 2. Oligarchy 3. Anarchy 4. Democracy B. Direct Democracy 1. Examples a. New England Town Meeting
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b. Initiative / Referendum / Proposition / Recall 2. Problems a. Lack of Education b. Influence c . T i m e C. Representative Democracy 1. Principles a. Universal Suffrage b. Majority Rule c. Popular Sovereignty IV. Theories of American Democracy A. Elite Theory B. Pluralist Theory
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I. The Colonial Background A. Jamestown 1. Representative Assembly B. Plymouth 1. Mayflower Compact C. British Taxes 2. Stamp Act D. Continental Congresses 1. First Continental Congress a. Thomas Jefferson 1. Declaration of Independence 2. Second Continental Congress E. Thomas Paine 1. Common Sense
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course POS 2041 taught by Professor Duncan during the Spring '08 term at Valencia.

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