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  • 1. Jumpstart Assignment
    • On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rank the job that President Obama has done so far in office. Explain your answer. (1 is terrible, 10 is great)
  • 2. Foundations of Democracy
    • Democracy is not inevitable, democracy exists because people believe in its basic concepts.
  • 3. Concepts of Democracy
    • Worth of the individual (working for the greater good)
    • Equality of all persons (equality of opportunity not wealth)
    • Majority Rule/Minority Rights
    • Necessity of Compromise
    • Individual Freedom (balance b/t individual freedom and societal good).
  • 4. Democracy and the Economy
    • Free-Enterprise – Private ownership of goods
      • Law of Supply and Demand organizes the market
      • Mixed Economy – private enterprise exists with government regulation
  • 5. Jumpstart Assignment
    • Do you agree with the following quote by John F. Kennedy:
    • “ The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”
    • Explain your answer.