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Studyof Am Govt Ch1

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Lecture material from chapter 1 of the Wilson text

Lecture material from chapter 1 of the Wilson text

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  • 1. AP Govt. Unit 1 The Study of American Government Wilson Chapter 1
  • 2. Lecture Outline
    • Democracy 101
      • Definition
      • Types
    • Democratic Values
    • Democratic Process
    • Distribution of Power- Reading/Handout
  • 3. Democracy 101
    • Defined as Rule by the People
    • 2 types:
      • Direct/ Participatory
      • Indirect/ Representative
    • Founders feared direct (impractical and fleeting passion of the people)
    • Republic = same as indirect
  • 4. Democratic Values
    • Popular Sovereignty
    • Respect for the Individual
    • Liberty
    • Equality
  • 5. Democratic Processes
    • Free and Fair Elections
    • Majority Rule w/ Minority Rights
    • Freedom of Expression
    • Right to Assemble and Protest
  • 6. Distribution of Power
    • Majoritarian vs. Elite Theory
  • 7. Distribution of Power- Elite Theories
    • Marxist
    • Power Elite
    • Bureaucratic
    • Pluralist

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