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American Government. Chapter 1 Section 1: Government and the State Big Idea: A government enables a society to carry out its policies and protect its citizens from violence and injustice. vocabulary. Government Public policy Legislative power Executive power Judicial power Constitution

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american government

American Government

Chapter 1 Section 1: Government and the State

Big Idea: A government enables a society to carry out its policies and protect its citizens from violence and injustice.

vocabulary
vocabulary
  • Government
  • Public policy
  • Legislative power
  • Executive power
  • Judicial power
  • Constitution
  • Dictatorship
  • Democracy
  • State
  • sovereign
notes
Notes:
  • Government is defined as:
  • What are the basic powers of governments?
  • What are the 4 defining characteristics of a state?
  • List and explain the 4 theories that attempt to explain the origins of states:
  • What is the purpose of government in the US?
    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
    • E
chapter 1 section 2 forms of government

Chapter 1 Section 2: Forms of Government

Big Idea: The United States is a Democracy with a federal and presidential system of government.

vocabulary1
Vocabulary
  • Autocracy
  • Oligarchy
  • Unitary government
  • Federal government
  • Division of powers
  • Confederation
  • Presidential government
  • Parliamentary government
notes1
Notes
  • How are governments classified?

a.

b.

c.

  • Who can participate in government?
  • Democracy

-direct:

-indirect:

  • Dictatorship

-autocracy:

-oligarchy:

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Notes continued
  • How is power distributed?
    • Unitary government:
    • Federal government:
    • Confederate government:
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Notes continued
  • What is the relationship between the legislative (lawmaking) and executive (carry out laws)branches?
  • Presidential government:
  • Parliamentary government:
chapter 1 section 3 basic concepts of democracy

Chapter 1 Section 3: Basic Concepts of Democracy

Big Idea: Democracy rests on the rights and freedoms of individuals; the American commitment to these ideals is evident in its free enterprise system.

vocabulary2
Vocabulary
  • Compromise
  • Free enterprise system
  • Law of supply and demand
  • Mixed economy
notes2
Notes
  • 5 notions of democracy:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

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Notes continued
  • What is the connection between democracy and the free enterprise system?
  • What kind of role does the internet have on democracy?