Flashcards in Unit 1: Intro to American National Government Deck (24):
Citizenship requires three types of knowledge...
1. Knowledge of Government
2. Knowledge of Politics
3. Knowledge of Democratic Principles
The study of who gets what, when, and how
A government that follows rules that are written on a constitution
A form of government that is run by a dictator using submission to authority
A form of government that no limits on power and will shoot down any threats towards the government
A system of governments by one person with absolute power; alternative to the US government
A type of democracy that represents someone or something
A form of government with a monarch as the leader
A group of people attempt to implement a policy or remove a policy rather than persuading others
Direct Action Politics
A doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
A form of government that allows the public to vote on political matters
The governing body of a nation, state, or community
A small group of people that have control of a country or an organization
The highest class in certain societies
An economic system where there is no intrusion of the government regarding economic activities
The age of reason where rational thinking rose above religious beliefs
There are higher ethical principles that govern human affairs
An English philosopher and physician, he was one of the influencers of the Founding Fathers
The first 10 amendments of the US Constitution
Bill of Rights
"All humans are born with free will"
Social Contract Theory
An economic system based upon private ownership and free economic competition.
Name one of the purposes of the US government according to the Preamble of the US Constitution
Government is needed to establish justice, domestic tranquility, & secure liberty.
Name a political philosopher who influenced the Founders.
Locke, Montesquieu, Hobbes, Aristotle