Government- institutions/process by which public policies are made Politics- who gets what, when, and how Federalism- two levels of gov’t have authority; shared power Democracy- policymakers and gov’t represents and responds to public pref. Unitary- all power resides in centrail gov’t (great Britain) Constitution- nation’s basic laws; authority; institutions, citizen guar. Connecticut compromise- est. 2 houses Senate and house of rep. New Jersey Plan- Called for equal representation (Senate) Virginia plan- proposal that each state has representation proportional to us pop. Implied powers- powers of the gov’t that are not mentioned in the const. Slander- spoken false or malicious statements Libel- publications that have false or malicious statements Enumerated powers- powers of gov’t specifically stated in constitution Articles of confederation- 1rst const. of U.S.; adopted 1777,81, legis. Cong… Civil liberties- legal protection against gov’t; (Bill of rights) Civil Rights
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLI SCI 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '08 term at West Chester.