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Date Created: 08/10/16
Propaganda- media feeds us information that is bias. o Media should NEVER be bias- because its our form of communication. Mass media- o Print- newspapers. Best sources. o Broadcast- internet, tv, and radio In order to have a Republic, information must flow freely. Main stream medias- o 95% of media outlets are owned by 5 corporations. This is a problem because they filter news to skew mindset. Causes bias. Horserace Journalism TV Hypothesis- it is TV to blame why Americans have low level of political knowledge Gatekeepers- CEO, editor, prestigious journalist. People who have the power to filter the news and determine “newsworthiness”. Rwanda- 1994. Genocide that killed 1 million Tutsis in 100 days. o Been colonized many times. In order to divide people, they used race. Tutsis were slightly lighter skin- therefore they were the higher class. Most media info came from radio and tv. This idea was sold for decades. o In democratic election, Hutus person was elected president. He died in plane crash. Media sources- Accident Tutsis bombed plane and killed president o Radio Rwanda stated that Tutsis women are sex objects, horrible. Propaganda. Out of retaliation, Hutus slaughtered Tutsis by the million in 100 days. o Today, Rwanda is known for having diverse media outlet because of that incident. Learned you can’t believe everything you hear. Immigrants came to the New World- o Founding fathers came to new world to become more wealthy, and to flee religious and political persecution o Founding fathers came from working class o In the East, there was clashes in religion between catholic and protestant John Locke- believes that people have unalienable rights. They are natural and cannot be taken away by government. “The right to life, property, and (TJ added) pursuit of happiness” Government should only exist to protect those liberties. Should not exist to provide. Magna Carta- document that was famous for questioning caste system. 13 th century. Written against King John- not wise and put England in debt. Other nobles wanted him to sign a piece of paper called the magna carter. It was going to strip power from king and give it to Nobles. If the king wanted to do something, had to be reviewed by nobility courts. Mayflower Compact- States that when pilgrims are coming to new world, they decided to develop structure for government. One of the main documents that founding fathers reviewed. Iroquois Compact- Gave articles of confederation credibility. Native Americans came together for trading, environmental issues, jurisdiction, even though they were all completely different. Formed a confederacy. Articles of Confederation- Know Pros and Cons o Pro: sovereignty, protected civil liberties o Reasons for Failure (CONS)- No power to tax. US just got out of war so they needed to pay it off. Only states had the power. No leadership position. Founding fathers argued we needed a face/mascot. No regulation on commerce. Founding fathers argued it was hard to trade because of different currency. Each state had veto power. Founding Fathers argued nothing major got accomplished. Virginia Plan- James Madison o Government should have 3 branches of gov. Legislative, executive, and judicial. Each should have different powers. Wanted representation to be done by population. House and Senate. New Jersey Plan- William Patterson o One chamber- legislative branch. o Equal representation- not by population. o Executive elected by congress o Equal power to small states Connecticut Compromise/ Great Compromise o Two chambers- house and senate. One chamber is based on population, one is based on equal representation. o Presidency- elected by electoral college. We are the first country to have an elected leadership position. Every state has a number of electors based on representation in congress. Those electors vote based on political parties 578 electors overall. Candidate needs to meet 270 votes to be president Necessary and Proper clause / elastic clause- stated that powers could be given to congress that’s not specifically listed in constitution, as long as they are related to enumerated powers. Article 6- Supremacy clause Argument on why slavery was protected Amendment process Federalist vs. antifederalist
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