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Principles of Government

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Chad Wright

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United States Government
Principles of Government Chapter 1
Chad N. Wright Name that building! What transpires in these buildings? Essential Questions

1. Why do we have Government? (Think, Pair, Share)
2. What is Government and what is its purpose? Objectives:
1. Define Government and the Basic Powers every Government holds.
2. Describe the 4 defining charactersitics of state.
3. ID 4 Theories of the origin of the state.
4. Understand the Purpose of government in the U.S. and other countries. http://cnn.com/video/?/video/us/2010/08/27/keilar.capitol.makeover.cnn What is Government?

Government is the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies.

Judicial 4 Characteristics of the State

1. Population
2. Territory
3. Soverignty
4. Government Origins of the State

1. The Force Theory
2. The Evolutionary Theory
3. The Divine Right Theory
4. The Social Contract Theory The Purpose of Government


“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” 3 Standards of Classifying Governments

(1) Who can participate?
(2) Geographic distribution of power in the state.
(3) Relationship between legislative and executive branches. Democracy
Oligarchy Self ID'd The Economist Democracy Index Unitary Government
Confederate Government
Federal Government Section 3
What are the foundations of democracy?
What are the connections between democracy and the free enterprise system?
How has the Internet affected democracy? The American concept of democracy rests on these basic notions:
(1) Worth and dignity of the individual;
(2) Equality of all persons;
(3) Majority rule with Minority rights;
(4) Necessity of compromise
(5) Individual freedom. Democracy and the Free Enterprise System
Free Enterprise System
Mixed Economy Democracy and the Internet

Think about recent developments or instant access
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