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Government For A New Nation

Government For A New Nation






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    • Government for a New Nation Objective: What: Cover the Development of a new National Government How: Guided Note-Taking via PowerPoint
    • A New Nation
      • In 1776 a new nation was born
      • It took 11 years to create the U.S. Constitution
      • In 1787 40 men signed the Constitution
    • Early Ideas
      • Democracy comes from the Greek word “rule by the people”
      • The first democracy was created more than 2,000 years ago in Greece
      • The democracy of Athens was a direct democracy
    • Democracy
      • Direct democracy is where all the people vote on issues
      • Representative democracy is where the people elect leaders to vote for them
      • The first representative democracy started 2,500 in Rome
    • Great Britain
      • Hundreds of years later Great Britain would use the Roman’s ideas of democracy
      • In 1215 British nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta
      • This document forced the King to recognize the right’s of nobles and vassals
    • Magna Carta
      • Was also important because it gave accused people the right to a trial by a jury of peers
    • British Parliament
      • Is a group of lawmakers who wrote laws for the king
      • These lawmakers represented nobles
      • Slowly over time more people were allowed to vote
    • The English Bill of Rights
      • Was passed in 1689
      • It strengthened representative government in Britain
      • It gave Parliament the right to raise taxes
      • Protected the rights of the people
      • Allowed people to speak out against the government
    • Parliament has Two Houses
      • Nobles work in the House of Lords
      • Representatives are elected to the House of Commons
      • The leader of Parliament is the Prime Minister
    • American Democracy
      • When the Americans began to write the Constitution
      • They considered the democracies of the Greeks, Romans, and British