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  • 1. Chapter 1 Study Guide Name_________________________ Government Public Policies Legislative Power Executive Power Judicial Power Constitution Dictatorship Democracy 4 Parts of a State Force Theory Evolutionary Theory Divine Right Theory Social Contract Theory 6 Purposes of Government (according to the Preamble) Autocracy Oligarchy Unitary Government Federal Government Confederation Presidential Government
  • 2. Parliamentary Government 5 Foundations of Democracy Free Enterprise System Law of Supply and Demand Mixed Economy Questions to Know 1. Two broad purposes of American government—insuring domestic tranquility and securing the blessings of liberty—sometimes come into conflict. Considering this, do you agree or disagree with Benjamin Franklin's view: "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"? Explain your reasons. 2. What ideas did the social contract theory contribute to the development of the American system of government? 3. Is democracy more or less efficient as a form of government than dictatorship? Explain the reasons for your answer. 4. Which of the basic concepts of democracy do you think would be LEAST well served in a direct democracy? Explain the reasons for your answer.

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