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POLS 101 American Government

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These notes include what our class discussed during the third week of the Spring Semester.
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American Government This week we discussed three critical and essential elements that are needed to run a government They are a huge part of our political culture Those three elements are Freedom Democracy and Equality Freedom Obtaining an opportunity or privilege lt entails that an individual or a group is not held captive Citizens have certain rights that cannot be taken away as mentioned in the Constitution The government cannot run our lives 247 we have choice in a lot of different aspects Democracy There are two types of democracy Direct Democracy and Representative Democracy Direct Democracy is the idea that the citizens themselves get to vote on policies and issues Representative Democracy Ex the US consists of electing representatives that vote on policies and issues on behalf of the citizens Eguality Means that everyone has a fair opportunity the same rights and is treated fairly No one is inferior or superior There are three categories for equality Equality before the LaW Every American agrees on this category Equality of Opportunity Some Americans believe in this but it becomes extremely complicated when trying to discuss and agree on topics Equality of Outcome Every American disagrees on this category Reviewed Vocab Initiative Referendum Direct Democracy at the State Level of Government Af rmative Action Gives the minority group quotextra helpquot to try to catch up to the dominant group Federalism A system based upon democratic rules in which the power is shared between national and state governments During this election period know the difference between a caucus and a primary


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