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  1. Understanding democracies 1-3

  2. 5 Principles of Democracy • 1) Choices • 2) Value of Individuals • 3) Promote respect for the law • 4) Protect minority rights • 5) Promote public good

  3. Journal (8-31 Synthesizing) • For each of the following principles, explain how living in a democracy has enriched your life. • 1) Choices • 2) Value of Individuals • 3) Promote respect for the law • 4) Protect minority rights • 5) Promote public good

  4. Key Terms • Anarchy – disorder caused by a lack of government • Majority Rule – decisions based on more than half of a group • Liberal democracies – democracy that protects minority rights • minority rights – rights that can’t be abolished only because they’re held by less than half of the people • Ex. Religion, language

  5. Key Terms • Direct Democracy – laws are made directly by all citizens • Representative Democracy – citizens elect representatives to make laws for us