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Week of Aug 24 notes POLI 1090 - 006
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Date Created: 08/26/15
Who Governs Chapter One Continued Regina M Moorer Auburn University Notes composed by Crystal Boutwell What are some forms of government government by a single nonelected leader king queen dictator government by a small group of people usually a military group or landowners that is not accountable to the citizens a system of rule that permits citizens to play a significant part in the governmental process usually through the election of key public officials Limits on government Power these governments recognize no formal limits to their authority and aim to destroy any institutions that seek to pose a threat to their authority these governments recognize no formal limits to their authority but are still constrained by certain social institutions like churches and businesses these governments are limited both in What they can do substantive limits and the methods they can employ procedural limits con ict over the leadership structure and policies of governments o republic Governments are run by elected officials Who represent the interests of their constituents 0 citizens themselves vote on all legislation at town meetings or referenda group politics the pattern of struggles among interests Groups and organized interests also participate in politics by providing funds for candidates lobbying trying to in uence public opinion Who are Americans The US population has grown from 39 million in 1790 the year of the first official census to 318 million in 2014 The government sets policy to determine who can come in and stay in America Citizenship The first census did not count Native Americans Most people of African descent were not officially citizens until 1868 with the 14th amendment The census determines our count representation in the House Immigration Policy Historically biased against nonwhites only free whites citizens Chinese exclusion act of 1882 outlawed entry of Chinese laborers
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