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Reg. Government Ch. 1 Notes revised 1011 student version. Principles of Government. Essential features of a state. Population. Consensus among population results in ...
Reg. Government Ch. 1 Notes revised 1011 student version

I. Principles of Government A. Essential features of a state 1. Population a) Consensus among population results in _________ _______________________________________ b) Consensus based primarily on the following: _____________, _______________________, _______________ 2. Territory a) Boundaries changed because of __________, __________________, _______________ 3. Sovereignty a) Key characteristics: i. Supreme and absolute ___________ in its boundaries ii. Complete ____________ iii. Complete power to make _____, shape __________ __________ 4. Government responsibilities a) Maintain ____________________ b) Provide _____________________ c) Provide _____________________ d) Make _______________________ B. Theories of State origins 1. Evolutionary: 2. Force: 3. Divine Right: 4. (CG1b) Social Contract:

a) Hobbes and Locke on the Social Contract

II. Formation of Government (CG19) A. Government systems 1. Unitary system: 2. Federal system: 3. Confederacy: B. Constitutions and Government: Constitutions __________ government’s powers 1. Constitutions _________________ ____________ 2. Statement of _____________ 3. ____________________ of government

C. Government and Politics 1. Politics is the effort to ________________________ _____________________________________________ 2. Importance of politics a) Manage society’s ________________ peacefully

III. Types of Government (CG19) A. Autocracy: 1. totalitarian 2. absolute monarchy 3. constitutional monarchy B. Oligarchy: C. Democracy: 1. People _________________ 2. Direct democracy: 3. Representative democracy: 4. Democracy equals ________________ and ________________ government D. Characteristics of Democracy 1. Individual liberty: 2. Majority rule/minority rights:



3. Free elections: 4. Competing political parties: E. The Soil of Democracy 1. Strong civil society: What makes it, and how do you fit in?

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