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US Government Unit 1

Totalitarianism government controls every aspect of a person's life making all decisions
man will give up his rights willingly to get civil rights Thomas Hobbes
state and man make a contract with each other *Thomas Hobbes *John Locke *Jean-Jacques Rousseau
John Locke if the state threatens the rights of man given to them naturally, man has the obligation to over throw that government
State is accountable as a whole Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Man will give up his own desires for the common good
Feudalism government is based on land ownership and has social classes
Despotism Government with an absolute ruler or tyrant who focuses only on himself
Democracy ruled by the people
Royal colony many colonies switch to this type later on
Charter colony founded because of religious persecution
Proprietary colony issued by the king for business purpose; given for exploration
Economic theory of communism discourages competition, government control
Economic theory of capitalism competition, free enterprise, profit driven, private ownership
Characteristics of a state *form of organization called government *must have a territory *must have people *must have power or sovereignty
reasons British focused on the colonies *raw materials *monopoly on trade
Principles Jefferson and Locke agreed on *inalienable rights *consent of the governed *man's obligation to overthrow the government
Three principles the new constitutions were designed for *Popular sovereignty *Limited government *Natural rights of man
Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation *Unicameral *Power of the states is limited *Too many requirements to pass laws *No trade regulations *No ability to generate trade
Thomas Jefferson father of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine Author of Common Sense
Plato author of The Republic
Paul Revere warned the people of the British attaching
Karl Marx father of socialism
Adam Smith Father of economics
John Hancock President of the Second Continental Congress
Force Theory States are formed for warfare; The stronger forces the weaker to submit to their rules
Democracy is founded on *worth of the individual *equality *majority and minority rule *compromise *individual freedom
Created by: casperdoe