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Study Guide 1 GOVT 101 Studying for Test 1 Each exam contains 50 multiplechoice questions You have to mar your answer using a pencil on a scantron a sample is posted A selected set oflecture slides is posted Read the assigned text Read the posted articles Additional Readings Answer these general questions What is the article s main point Which facts does its author use to prove the point How can I apply this article to today s political world Read materials watch Videos from the Additional Readings le Know key ideasof the posted materials What is the posted materials main point Which facts does its author use to support his or her views How can I apply this article to today s political world A recommended strategy to study for each exam Attend all lectures Print out or download lecture slides from the Blackboard Take additional notes in every class Write down your own comments about class Videos At home read the assigned text and articles and watch the posted Videos links are on the Blackboard or in the slides Use the syllabus to check on the dates and deadlines Study additional posted materials Study for each exam with the suggested topics of interest below Identify the following names Plato denounced democracy as opinion over knowledge Alexis De Tocquevillewrote the book Democracy in America and French Political thinker He explored the effects of rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies Democracy as an education that balanced liberty equality Machiavelli 7 The Prince patriotic citizens ght stronger than the mercenaries A state is stronger that can trust people with arms Power should be used ruthlessly Republics that don t use dictatorships can be ruined Power should be spread Arepublic is a superior form of government George Orwell 7 believed in a democratic socialist govttraditionalist and English author Animal Farm 1984 The Jungle Labor Pa1ty advocate Ayn Rand 7 Liberalism and Individualism The Berlin Wall 7 Separated east and west Germany November 9th 1989 tore it down Eastern Soviet Union Western USGermany Know the de nitions of Populism7promises and corresponding actions designed to give people what they want It is also associated with scare tactics and exaggerated threats persuing people that their major value assets or the way of living are in danger Civic republicanism 7 progressive and liberal values More so like Teddy Roosevelt They re nondomination Tyranny 7A cruel and oppressive government Oligarchy7tried to establish a state in which only owners of substantial amounts of property could vote and hold public of ce rich and wealthy rule Plutocracy is rule by the wealthy or the powerful provided by wealth Direct democracy is a form of government in which people collectively make decisions for themselves rather than having their political affairs decided by representatives Tribunes in Rome Imperium M agna Carta7 an agreement with the king and the people that the king has limited power The Bill of Rights The Jacobins Know the following topics De nition of democracy lectures I Democracy is government that re ects the will of the people Multiple views of democracy book lectures Trustees and delegates I Trustees 7relatively independent decision makers I Delegates should conduct policy in response to their constituents requests Types of government lectures I Traditional The rule of the elites I Classical Liberal The rule of individuals I Communists The rule dictatorship of the working people