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CSPE Democracy

Introduction
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Ms. Mc Caffrey

on 19 November 2017

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Transcript of CSPE Democracy

Democracy
A new concept!
Task: Complete Questions A-E page 131
The Constitution:
Bunreacht NA hEireann
What will you need for this concept?
Democracy
Objectives
By the end of the this concept/course you will be able to:
What do you already know?
Democracy pg 130
Democracy
Your CSPE Copy
Which will be kept neat and tidy at all times.

Headings in red pen, date and page number also in red pen.
Your CSPE Folder
Handouts will be given and they will be kept in your folder.
Define Democracy and other key terms.
List and understand key institutions.
Name and recognise key people.
Know the different types of elections.
Become politically literate, be able to understand and use the language of politics.
Democracy is....
Definitions
It is a form of government. The form of government we have in Ireland.
Democracy means 'rule by the people'.
government of the people, by the people, for the people.'
The Constitution: Bunreacht Na hEireann
The constitution describes how our democracy works. It defines our system of government and states what rights we have as citizens.
The Irish Constitution called Bunreacht na hEireann was
accepted by the Irish people
in 1937.
What is in it?

Each section of the constitution is made up of ARTICLES. Each article set out an important point or rule.
Have a look at page 130-131
Red pen please, title date, pg number.
Homework
Read and answer 'Practice Questions' page 132.
Referendum
The constitution can be changed by a special a special type of election known as a referendum.
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