Chapter 1: Political Thinking: Becoming a Responsible Citizen
Learning to Think Politically
Political Thinking careful gathering and sifting of info in the process of forming a
knowledgeable view about a political issue
o Enables citizens to act responsi
Chapter 4: Civil Liberties: Protecting Individual Rights
Issues of individual rights are complex and political
Challenge for a civil society is to establish a level of police authority that meets the
demands of public safety without infring
Chapter 11: Congress: Balancing National Goals and Local Interests
Congress is both a lawmaking institution for the country and a representative assembly
for states and districts
Congressional elections have a local orientation and usually result
We the People: Chapter 6: Public Opinion and Political Socialization
Public opinion- politically relevant opinions held by ordinary citizens that they express openly
o verbal (question asked over phone in opinion poll)
o Protests demonstrations
Changes in technology. Sailing and navigation
-Portuguese adopt (Lateen sails)
a) Portuguese bring African slavery to Europe.
Printing Press also a big technological advance.
-created in the 1450s.
-Kings & queens wanted to get the
Task system- rice cultivation only
(S.Carolina and Costal Georgia)
Flooding of the field caused malaria. (Absentee ownership), black person running the
rice fields. (Overseer).
-the (black) overseer didnt free the slaves because they didnt have
_Discovery or Invasion? _
-1491, the year before Columbus.
Geography helps to determine how one lives ones lives.
a) North America/ central Florida was fishing oriented.
~There was no Indian language or no one single culture.
Pueblo Indians were a 10k yea
The war of 1812
-expansion of Napoleonic wars
-Impression of soldiers
-embargo Act 1807
Jefferson was revered for influence on constitution, the Louisiana Purchase, but viled for the
-Jeffersons intention was to strangle the Br
We the People: Chapter 7: Political Participation
Political participation- involvement in activities intended to influence public policy and leadership
Examples of activities: voting, joining political groups, writing to elected officials, demonstra
More Notes to study
English settlers and Native Americans
-the Americans strike first and show brute force.
-thought that the Native Americans were inferior.
-Miles Standith was captain of the Plymouth militia
-He went and ca