Democracy requires citizens to question our leaders. Why is there a gap between our image of the ideal politician and our views about actual politicians? Americans have unrealistic expectations. Which of the following definitions best defines American dem
What is "Federalism"?
I often tell my students that reading about American federalism and working with issues that involve either providing federal funding to states for certain projects or shifting greater responsibility for some programs like welfare ba
What is a Democracy?
Before we begin our lesson, it is important that you have a general understanding about the differences between a democracy, an autocracy, and an oligarchy.
DEMOCRACY The term democracyis generally defined as "Government by the Many"
The Final Vote
Most of the delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention signed the new Constitution on September 17, 1787. George Mason was one of a few men present who did not sign the final draft because it did not include a list of protected li
Articles of Confederation (17811789)
The New National Constitution1st U. S. Constitution
In June 1776, when the delegates appointed a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence, it also recognized that a committee would need to be formed to craft
The Age of Liberty While living in the 21st century, it is often difficult to imagine our country as a fledgling new nation experimenting with radical ideas of liberty and democracy. Today America is an economic and military superpower restrained only by
Links: Articles of Confederation: http:/www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/milestones/articles/ Charles Montesquieu and his work,Spirit of the Laws (1748)/BARON DE MONTESQUIEU: http:/www.clydecoast.co.uk/testbed/MontSite/ The Treaty of Lisbon: http:/europa
Devolution Revolution is the effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many functions to the states. Federalism is a constitutional arrangement whereby power is distributed between a central government and sub divisional governments
1. During the first two years of President George W. Bush's administration, federal authority was expanded with: the passage of the U.S. Patriot Act. 2. In which of the following court decisions did the Court put constraints on the power of Congress? Cong
Democracy is government by the people, either directly or indirectly, with free and frequent elections. Direct Democracy is government in which citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select rulers. Representative democracy is government that
Week Four Federalist #10 Worksheet Answers (James Madison)
How did the people in the 18th Century perceive democracy-popular government? Positively or negatively? Answer: They generally had a negative perception of democracy where power rested with the