Lecture 20

Lecture 20 - American Heritage November 7, 2011 November 7,...

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American Heritage November 7, 2011
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November 7, 2011 Midterm #2: November 8 th -11 th in the Testing Center Tuesday, November 8 th th (NO FEE) Thursday, November 10 th --$5 late fee Friday, November 11 th --$7 late fee-- must have test in hand by 11:00 am! Must know all of the articles and through amendment 15 Review Room will be closed during the exam. It will open again Monday, November 14 th to review the exam Essay #4 due at the START of labs on Thursday, Nov.17 th or Friday, Nov. 18 th Must turn it in hard copy and electronically via black board Plan accordingly, because the review room will be closed.
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Objectives Overview of where we ve been and where we re going Understand the challenge of market weaknesses Be able to analyze the costs and benefits of government action to remedy market weaknesses
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Why do we need government? Protect rights Enhance Liberty Solve Collective Action Problems
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• What are rights? • Structure of Government? Protect Rights • Meaning of freedom? • Assumptions about Human nature? Enhance Liberty • What are national purposes? • How much sovereignty do you leave in the states? Solve Collective Action Problems
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INTRODUCTION Concepts of freedom, community, and rights COLONIAL PERIOD What experiences did the colonists have with government? FOUNDING What is the importance of government structure to the achievement of liberty and prosperity? FOUNDING TO THE CIVIL WAR How does the structure change as ideas about freedom and equality change?
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The Founding and Historical Change How does change affect our understanding of the Constitution?
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The Constitution and Change At the Time of the Founding Today Agricultural and Rural Urban Large Families Small Families Little Formal Education Education Crucial Low Life Expectancy High Life Expectancy
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Lecture 20 - American Heritage November 7, 2011 November 7,...

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