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Principles of Government 
Module 1 
Principles of government
Population 
You have to have people.
Territory 
• Fixed Boundaries
Sovereignty 
the right to rule within your 
boundary.
Government 
• Is the people and institutions that make 
laws. (with authority to make and enforce 
public policies.)
After your plane crashed you 
created your own Government! 
• 1. You had boundaries. 
• 2. You had people. 
• 3. You had l...
Origins of a state 
• Family Group
Used force to get power
The rulers are picked by God or 
People
Gave Government Power to 
Rule!
Purposes of Government 
• Maintain social order – keep people safe
Provide public services 
• Clean water, sewage, unspoiled food
Provide national security 
• To keep us safe!
Make economic decisions 
• To stimulate economic growth!
Thomas Hobbes 
• Social contract theory – you give up some 
rights and in return the government 
protects you! 
• It is to...
Social Contract Theory 
• John Locke says you have the right to life, 
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 
• Took theor...
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  1. 1. Principles of Government Module 1 Principles of government
  2. 2. Population You have to have people.
  3. 3. Territory • Fixed Boundaries
  4. 4. Sovereignty the right to rule within your boundary.
  5. 5. Government • Is the people and institutions that make laws. (with authority to make and enforce public policies.)
  6. 6. After your plane crashed you created your own Government! • 1. You had boundaries. • 2. You had people. • 3. You had land. • 4. You had the right to rule and make your own rules!
  7. 7. Origins of a state • Family Group
  8. 8. Used force to get power
  9. 9. The rulers are picked by God or People
  10. 10. Gave Government Power to Rule!
  11. 11. Purposes of Government • Maintain social order – keep people safe
  12. 12. Provide public services • Clean water, sewage, unspoiled food
  13. 13. Provide national security • To keep us safe!
  14. 14. Make economic decisions • To stimulate economic growth!
  15. 15. Thomas Hobbes • Social contract theory – you give up some rights and in return the government protects you! • It is to protect one person from the other. • Believed people could not break this agreement.
  16. 16. Social Contract Theory • John Locke says you have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. • Took theory one step further- if the government doesn’t protect you, you have the right to overthrow them/.

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