1-Democracy - Why an American Politics course A Fundamental...

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Why an American Politics course? A Fundamental Concept: Power Forms of Government rinciples of Democracy Principles of Democracy A good framework for looking at overnmentandwhatitdoes government and what it does
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What does it have to do with your life? Throughout your whole life…people will make you DO things. Millions of Americans ignore politics. Do I have to pay attention to it? How does it impact your life?
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Power I have power (relative to you): Add you Not add you Remove you dge your ability Judge your ability Make you do things you otherwise might not do….
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Does the Prez has power in the Gulf? BP agrees they will: Set-up a $20 billion in relief fund for individuals Pay for the total cost of the cleanup Build two relief wells not one…. Hmmmmm…and that cap is controlling the flow of oil for NOW…
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Conjures up images of deals, backrooms filled with smoke, arm-twisting, even bribes. In reality, power exists because of certain ings: things: Shared understanding Common friendships Communal or organizational loyalties Degrees of prestige and trust
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