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Authority

Authority. Legal right to use power. What’s the limit of this authority?. Legitimacy. Accepting that the authority has the right to use its power. Legitimacy + Authority =. How do you get these?. POWER!!! Ability to get someone to act. In our school / In Society / In the World.

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Authority

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  1. Authority Legal right to use power What’s the limit of this authority?

  2. Legitimacy Accepting that the authority has the right to use its power

  3. Legitimacy + Authority = How do you get these?

  4. POWER!!!Ability to get someone to act

  5. In our school / In Society / In the World Who holds power?

  6. Why do people want power in our society/country?

  7. Can an individual really hold power in our country without being in the government?

  8. Do you hold power?

  9. - Aristotle “rule of the many”- Citizens participate and run the government

  10. Direct DemocracyPeople vote on every action of the government

  11. Initiative – creating laws Referendum –voting on laws Recall – removing officials Direct Democracy today

  12. Ron Wyden (Senator) Jeff Merkley (Senator) S. Bonamici (1st District Rep) Representative DemocracyElecting people to make decisions for us

  13. When it came to the Constitution,Power was an issue…. Supported a strong central government Federalist = Anti-Federalists = Believed in state’s holding more power

  14. Number 1 concern of delegates choosing the new system… Property and protecting it

  15. Constitution Powers of Federal Government are listed It is the supreme law of the land Trumps all state laws

  16. 1—10 Amendments Bill of Rights 13th Amendment abolished slavery 14th Amendment rights of citizens 19th Amendment women’s suffrage Power to the People

  17. Unitary People hold no power Confederate No power at the top

  18. FederalismA combination between Direct & Representative Democracy

  19. Why Federalism? What makes it a good system? (For the U.S.?)

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