THE BILL OF RIGHTSTHEN AND NOW
1. Civil liberties are individual legal and constitutional protections against the
government. They are essential for democracy.
1. Americans civil liberties are set down in the Bill of Rights, but the courts
Political Science 2050
Introducing Government in America
- what is government
the institution that makes public policy decision for the society
what should government do
o maintain a national defense
o provide public goods and services
CHAPTER 10: Voting and Elections
I. Political Participation Conventional - relatively routine, non-threatening behavior that uses the
channels of representative government.
Unconventional - relatively uncommon behavior that challenges or defies
CHAPTER 5: Public Opinion
Definition: The collected attitudes of citizens on a given issue or question.
Why is it important to understand public opinion? Why does it matter? Is the public is capable of
Because in a democracy, there must
2051 American Government
Chapter 1 Democracy and American Politics
What is Government and why do we have it?
Government - a formally established way of making and carrying
out political decisions.
-435 seats in the house
Politics - the competition to
POLI 2051 Dr. Kenny
Exam 2 review
Ch. 5 - Public Opinion
What is it? Definition
Why is it important?
Who is most interested in Public Opinion?
Is the public capable of governing? How would you know?
Where does it come from?
We learn these things; they occ