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Week 1 Notes

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Week 1 Notes PSCI 210S - 01

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Introduction to American Government
Holly Dershem Bruce
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Date Created: 07/25/16
Introduction to American Government Chapter 1 Public Linkages Institutio ns Feed Back I. Political Environment a. Definitions i. Government­ Makes the rules and enforces the rules 1. “ The legitimate use of force to control human behavior” ii. National Sovereignty­ a political entity’s externally recognized right to exercise  power iii. Politics­ Possession and distribution power iv. Power­ Possession of control over others v. Democracy­ Rule by the people vi. Authority­ Power that is legitimate II. Political culture - The values and beliefs that make a country politically unique a. Identity System­ a way to “ID” a country  “American”   Pay Taxes  Obey laws *National Identity  Votes b. Symbols – items that represent a political Culture - Flag   ­ Eagle  ­ Colors  ­ Monuments III. What does a political Culture do? a. Value Screen­ Help determine types of demands that are placed on a government  b. Determines the problems to be dealt with  - Minimal standard : poverty, unemployment - Safety : terrorism, crime c. Determines acceptable and unacceptable activities for our government d. Agenda Setting : what issues become the priority - Terrorism            ­ Education - Immigration        ­ Healthcare  


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