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AP US Government and Politics Chapter 2

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Natural Order
Natural Order place from which the Natural Order draws its authority. Without any law in place, it describes human relationships to one another. Natural order describes the entire range of human needs and relationships, from food and shelter to culture to government to religion and beyond.
Liberalism
A political philosophy primarily concerning equality in civil liberties. Traditionally adopted by those who believe that government is a social instrument meant to address social ills such as racism and class issues.
Rule of Law
No person is above the law, no one can be punished unless they have broken a law and can not be convicted of breaking a law unless done so in a manner set down by the law.
Egalitarian
The belief that all people are the same and should receive equal rights and opportunities.
Humanism
The belief that people are autonomous, have human nature, and have morality other than that based on religion.
Rationalism
The idea that reason, not belief or experience, should dictate action