Week 3 Notes
Week 3 Notes POLS 150
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leslie Castillo on Sunday September 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to POLS 150 at Northern Illinois University taught by Katherine Paton in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see Democracy in America in Political Science at Northern Illinois University.
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Date Created: 09/13/15
POLS 150 992015 Tocqueville Peter Onuf What did we learn from Tocqueville Religion MORESl Good Politics Political Liberty 0 Religion also provides you with a good education and gets you to politically participate It should also in uence you and teach you right from wrong Tocqueville believes that religion in America is weakening hence weakening everything it comes with 0 He says people are sel sh o quotIf you don t come to bind the idea of rights to the personal interest that offers itself as the only immobile point in the human heartquot 0 at the end of the day you will only look out for yourself 0 Tocqueville believes that religion education and political participation will help combat sel shness Aristotle says people can learn to be virtuouspeople act virtuously because it s good Tocqueville says people act virtuously people they want others to do the same to them Peter Onuf o P 41 in text 0 Uprooted everything France used to know like the caste system 0 The French cant become new people 0 They don t have MORES which means no democracy 0 No one likes to give up power Fostering a quotsocial trustquot within the people 0 Creating a quotnew political sciencequot this will shape equality that provides for democracy 0 Liberty requires the knowledge of your independence on others 0 Positive liberty or duty to your country political system and everyone should realize they have a duty 0 The Declaration gives legitimacy to the New System and unites the people 0 Jefferson is cautious about the Resurgent Aristocracy 0 He feels that the rule of the few wealthy people will return 0 To prevent this the quotFoundations of Libertyquot was created Broad distribution of landed property Robust institutions of selfgov t Widespread political participation and civic association Commitment to the rule of law 0 The Declaration gives legitimacy to the New System and unites the people 0 Jefferson also says that it s very important to stay close to your republicanism because then it will disappear Making and Defending the Constitution The Federalist Papers were written by Hamilton Madison and John Jay under the name Pubius It was propaganda to get the constitution rati ed They were a secret at the time Alternatives Revise the Articles of Confederation Spilt up into quotpartial confederaciesquot or individual states 0 Said that each state would become their own country 0 Everything would be different 0 Resources would be different 0 Construct and adopt a new constitution 0 They end up doing this but this was illegal in the Articles of Confederations