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Why Our Founders Feared a Democracy by O.R. Adams Jr.
Terms in this set (24)
Our founders feared a democracy because
it would try to make all equal
another term for basic freedoms
"God given freedoms"
Robin Hood mentality
soak the rich and give to the poor
money or gifts given generously
Average age of the Worlds Greatest Civilization
Who is Alexis de Tocqueville
He wrote the book Democracy in America.
What was Democracy in America about?
dangers of a democracy
Democratic eras are periods of
experiment, innovation, and adventure
absolute or divine power
government has too much power
Our founders, by our constitution tried to create a Republic in order to
avoid the government having too much power
Chief John Justice Marshall quoted that a balanced republic and democracy is like
that of order and chaos
After winning the Revolutionary War against Britain, America adopted?
What did our Constitution give America?
sense of freedom and individual responsibility
What can government having too much power mean according to James Madison?
freedom could be lost
Today irresponsible people elect
People have grown to believe that the government will
take care of us
What does the peoples belief of government taking care of us do?
takes away our freedom and our individual responsibilities
Too much government can lead to
socialist or communist government
What would having a socialist or communist country do?
take away or rights to many of our freedoms
What is one of the benefits we have today that give government too much power?
What did president John F Kennedy say?
"ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"
What did our founders inevitably fear that is happening in America today?
too much power in the hands of the government