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by: Akila Webb

GovWeek2 Pols 1101

Akila Webb

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American Government
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Akila Webb on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Pols 1101 at Georgia State University taught by TBA in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views.


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Date Created: 09/07/16
Chapter 2 Government the American Way *Protect our rights*  Securing rights: respect and protect  Promoting the happiness/welfare for the people Limited & Constitution Government CONSITUTION LIMITS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT  Bill of Rights made to protect our rights from the Government  Without a constitution, Americans seek to have a government that is adequately empowered Unaccepted Systems of Government?  Theocracy- government based on religion. -Laws should not be interpreted through religion  Racial supremacy- N/A: not even a valid from of government  State socialism: central government controls floe of revenue regardless of how much you make Role of Economic Systems  Market economy  State socialism  Social democracies: take public good make affordable and sometimes free Why do American favor market capitalism over state socialism?  Because it isn’t a commodity it’s a necessity. Section Review: Which of the following claims are made in this section of the chapter?  Americans agree about which specific government policies most effectively promote happiness.  A longstanding American belief is that a legitimate purpose of government is to promote the happiness and welfare of the people. Constitutional Government Without a constitution, American seek to have a government that is adequately empowered and adequately controlled so that it does not become a threat to rights Constitution is the supreme law of the land Sham constitution- constitution written but government doesn’t follow it Rule of Law Citizens and government are subjected to the same laws Lawmakers are not above the laws create It’s important to maintain order, and credibility Democracy: Government for the people Everyone gets a voice Those in power act on citizens need How do we exert power over our government? Help elect serves in government Working outside the normal democratic process to improve it; petition, protest Seeking to influence the behavior of those serving government What do democracies prioritize? Sovereignty within our border is what he US protect the most  Fear chastisement of other countries


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