Introduction to American Politics
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Date Created: 09/06/15
American Politics Chapter 1 Week 1 Day 2 Sept 3 2015 Dr Roby 1 Government Basic Concepts A Government is from the Greek meaning quotPilot Shipquot Citizen member of a political Community Disenfranchised What a citizen becomes when they lose the right to vote Politics Decides who what when where and why B The allocation of power in a society Authority Held by an elected of cial that allows them to perform the duties of hisher of ce Legitimacy Accomplished when the people accept an elected officials author y American Government Functions The functions of American Government can be found in the preamble of the Consitution Estabish Justice Ensure domestic tranquility The preamble is important because it says quotWe the people of the United States of Americaquot Not a certain state It was essentially the rst time we were mentioned as a united nation in writing 2 Characteristics of American Democracy Popular ConsentThe people agree on the system of government in place Popular Sovereignty The belief that a government holds power because it was created and entrusted to it by the people Majority Rule Whoever has the most votes wins Must have at least 51 Individualism The sense that one person is in charge of their own fate You should strive to be better ie quotAmerican Dreamquot Equality The belief that everyone should be equal and have equal opportunities Personal Liberty Individual freedom to do as one pleases quotWhv does American societv emphasize these characteristicsquot They are the beliefs that America was founded on and remain the core values of democracy 3Civi Society Civil Society is a an important characteristic of American society Civil Society is the area outside of the government or family setting in which people congregate to pursue common interests Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a book over the topic of Civil Society entitled quotDemocracy in Americaquot 4 Population Break Down in America Total US Population 319 Million Total Ohio Population 11500 The Ohio population is growing up 17 from the 20002010 census What Makes you American When polled people said 1Speak English 89 2 Born in the US 58 3 Religion 69
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