Origin of Government and the Types of Governments  How was government created? What are the variations of government throu...
Origin of Government <ul><li>Force Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Right Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution Theory </li></...
Types of Government <ul><li>Aristocracy (plutocracy)- </li></ul><ul><li>Communist- </li></ul><ul><li>Dictatorship - </li><...
Greek Root: Democracy Democracy Demos  (The People) Kratos (Authority)
American Government <ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul><ul><l...
Ideas on Democracy <ul><li>Theories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dahl- (pluralist theory)  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public...
American Democratic Ideals <ul><li>Agree to disagree, but must compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Majority rule will be correct ...
US Democratic Ideas <ul><li>Equal opportunity and equal treatment before the law </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between liberti...
Quiz <ul><li>Dahl, Schumpeter, and Marx,  who’s ideas  best explains democracy in America?  </li></ul>
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2 Origins And Types Of Govt And Govt Structures

  1. 1. Origin of Government and the Types of Governments How was government created? What are the variations of government throughout the world? Which definition of democracy best describes the US?
  2. 2. Origin of Government <ul><li>Force Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Divine Right Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Social Contract Theory </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Government <ul><li>Aristocracy (plutocracy)- </li></ul><ul><li>Communist- </li></ul><ul><li>Dictatorship - </li></ul><ul><li>Oligarchy- </li></ul><ul><li>Theocracy- </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy- </li></ul>
  4. 4. Greek Root: Democracy Democracy Demos (The People) Kratos (Authority)
  5. 5. American Government <ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal </li></ul><ul><li>Federalist </li></ul><ul><li>Majoritarian </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ideas on Democracy <ul><li>Theories: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dahl- (pluralist theory) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Publics knows best </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pluralist elections and recalls </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liberties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schumpeter- (elite theory) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public is not able to govern themselves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government should be controlled by politicians </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But politicians elected and removed by the public </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marx-(Marxist or socialist theory) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public is capable of ruling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interest are not represented in government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elite indoctrinate public </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. American Democratic Ideals <ul><li>Agree to disagree, but must compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Majority rule will be correct in most occasions, but minority views must be respected </li></ul><ul><li>An individual’s interests must be subordinate to the majority’s interest </li></ul>
  8. 8. US Democratic Ideas <ul><li>Equal opportunity and equal treatment before the law </li></ul><ul><li>Balance between liberties and authority </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quiz <ul><li>Dahl, Schumpeter, and Marx, who’s ideas best explains democracy in America? </li></ul>
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