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Democratic ideals How are they reflected in Declaration of Independence & Constitution? U1: Foundations of American Democracy Social Contract- Sacrificing little individual freedom for protection Republicanism- Popular Sovereignty- The people have the right to vote for their leaders and who they believe is fit to be in office on state and government levels. Limited Government- The government is spilt between powers and the states still holds their right to their people in some way. Views on central govt, democracy, key docs: Federalist believed the article were weak, wanted stronger central government, separation of state and church, Government protect individual rights. Anti- federalist liked the articles of confederation, did not want a strong government, opposed to omitting any talk of God. Elite- Small minority consisting of members of the economic elite and policy planning networks holds the most power. Pluralist- More than one center of power within government. Participatory- Citizens have the power to decide directly on policy and politicians are responsible for implementing them.

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