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Us Government

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Liberty the greatest amount of freedom possible without violating the freedoms of others (Bill of rights).
Civil liberties The right to free speech, The right to privacy, The right to remain silent in a police interrogation, The right to be free from unreasonable searches of your home, The right to a fair court trial, The right to marry, The right to vote (Bill of Rights)
Bill of rights First 10 amendments of the constitution.
Direct Democracy People are given the power to directly make decisions for society.
Representative Democracy People elect representatives to make decisions for society.
Initiative People have the ability to write and approve their own laws. (ex. prop 64 Legalization of weed 2016) "The people"
Referendum People are given veto power over State Legislation. "Veto Power"
Recall People can remove an official from office before his/her term has expired. "Signatures"
Power The ability to make people do what they ordinarily would not do.
Politics The struggle for power.
Legitimacy When people believe that institutions have a right to rule over them. "Institution"
Authority When people consent or agree to ones use of power over them. "individual"
Political Socialization How you develop your attitudes and beliefs about politics. (media only reinforces doesnt influence.) (parents, nerocasting)
Political Culture A set of political values and beliefs widely shared within a society. Liberty, order (rules), equality (political),individualism,protection of property.
Created by: antdawg