If a majority of members of Congress voted in favor of increasing individuals

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If a majority of members of Congress voted in favor of increasing individuals’ subsidies for health insurance and the majority of the public supported this idea, would this example support the majoritarian or pluralist model of democracy? Why? 2. If the interest groups representing major hospitals and insurance companies opposed increasing individuals’ subsidies for health insurance, but the public supported it, what action(s) of Congress would support the pluralist model of democracy? 3. Explain how Elite Theory differs from the Majoritarian and Pluralist models. Page 5 of 50
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Study Guide Survey of United States Government and Constitution Circle, highlight, or check the correct answer: A system of government where voters elected representatives to make government decisions on their behalf, and where those representatives responded to public opinion, would best be characterized by the terms: An indirect democracy and majoritarianism A direct democracy and majoritarianism An indirect democracy and pluralism A direct democracy and pluralism Supplemental Resource: Using Responsiveness to Understand Majoritarian, Pluralist, and Elite Theories video For a closer look at Majoritarian, Pluralist, and Elite Theories watch “ Using Responsiveness to Understand Majoritarian, Pluralist, and Elite Theories .” This video was created by one of the course mentors. The transcript for this video can be accessed here: Using Responsiveness to Understand Majoritarian, Pluralist, and Elite Theories Transcript . For additional practice, you can also complete the Using Responsiveness to Understand Majoritarian, Pluralist, and Elite Theories Knowledge Check to assess your learning. For additional information, please attend one of our live cohort sessions. If you feel you still need and would like further assistance, please contact the course mentor. __________________________________________________________________________________ Chapter 3: The Constitution __________________________________________________________________________________ Before the Declaration of Independence, many governments were established by heredity and thought to be chosen by God, giving them absolute power. John Locke’s idea of the social contract theory refuted this idea, and instead argued that the PEOPLE had inalienable rights that could not be taken away and more power to choose their leaders. Moreover, John Locke took issue with Thomas Hobbes notion of the social contract. Whereas Hobbes stressed that the ruler should never be challenged and the power flowed from the ruler to the citizens, Locke argued that the power flowed upward from the citizens and that the people ultimately held the power. Hobbes also believed that, upon entering into the social contract, the people gave over their power permanently to the government. On the other hand, Locke felt that the people retained the power. This supports the Lockean ideal of popular sovereignty.
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