MR Ball Social Studies Ch1 Sec 1 Review

Flash cards for corbin middle school chapter 1 section one test
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Certain rights and duties are given to these people of a country
Citizens
Majority rule
The principle of democracy allows that citizens will not always agree, but all will abide with what most people want
This American described democracy in America as a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people"
Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Hobbes
This Englishman believed that life without a government would be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short
Civics
The study of the rights and duties of citizens
What are the 3 levels of government that exist in the United States?
National
State
Local
Dictatorship
A type of government is controlled by one person or a small group of people.
Government
This organization is the ruling authority in a community and or county with the power to make and enforce laws
Budget
A plan that a community will follow to collect and spend money.
Who were allowed to be citizens in Acient Athen Greece
only men that owned land
What did the book say was the reason we do not see the "direct" form of democracy used in modern society today?
Because of their large size and large population
Town Hall
a place where citizens voting in a direct democracy meet to make decisions.
The 4 functions of government
Keep order
provide security
provide public services
guide the community
Where is the birth place of democracy
Ancient Athens Greece
What are the 3 steps that occur in a direct democracy?
Discuss
Debate
Decide
Public Policy
is a course of community action to achieve community goals.
Consent
to allow or to give Permission
Governed
Those that must follow the rules and laws of those that govern
Democracy
A type of government in which the people rule
The 5 fundamental principles of American democracy
Rule of law
Limited Government
Consent of the Governed
Individual Rights
Represenative government
Rule of Law
All people, including those who govern, are bound by law
Limited Government
Government is not all powerful
Consent of the Governed
American citizens are the source of all governmental power
Individual Rights
Individual rights are protected
Representative Government
People elect government leaders to make the laws and govern on their behalf.