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  • 1. Chapter 1 Study Guide Name_________________________GovernmentPublic PoliciesLegislative PowerExecutive PowerJudicial PowerConstitutionDictatorshipDemocracy4 Parts of a StateForce TheoryEvolutionary TheoryDivine Right TheorySocial Contract Theory6 Purposes of Government (according to the Preamble)AutocracyOligarchyUnitary GovernmentFederal GovernmentConfederationPresidential Government
  • 2. Parliamentary Government 5 Foundations of Democracy Free Enterprise System Law of Supply and Demand Mixed Economy Questions to Know1. 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 Franklins 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.