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Amercan Government1

Test 1 in Government

When was the United States Constitution written? 1787
DC is neutral ground
The constitution is Supreme laws and basis of US government
Revolutionary roots of US constitution taxation without representation
Federalist papers John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton
The Federalist Papers were meant to promote the constitution
Limitations of the constitution did not recognize Slaves, Women, Indians, or Minorities as citizens (SWIM)
Federalism is a rivalry competition
What two Americas exist? Optimistic and pessimistic/uncertain
The most urgent issues now in America? Jobs, taxes, education, security, healthcare (J TESH)
Symptoms of American Problem Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street
Ergo Cordite Ergo I am, therefore thou art
Quest for the “good life” American dream, audacity of hope
First University worldwide The Academy, Plato
Elitism Small group of wealthy people make decisions
Pluralism interest groups
Majoritarian governed by the majority of people, public opinion
What are the primary purposes of government maintain order, provide goods and services, and promote equality
“Ism” ideology
Major debate in American Government clash between freedom and order
Best teacher in life is the past
Government regulation/management, a political power or regime/administration
Sovereignty one having a supreme power
Globalization internationalism/worldwide
UN international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace.
Peace of Westphalia peace treaties signed between May and October of 1648 in Osnabruk and Munster
What did Peace of Westphalia do? Formally recognized the Dutch Republic
What two wars did Peace of Westphalia end? Thirty Year’s War (Holy Roman Empire) and Eighty Year’s War (Spain and Dutch Republic)
Liberia Never colonized
ICT International Criminal Tribunal, tries crimes against humanity and peace.
Why does the US oppose the ICT Soldiers abroad, and the US has not abolished the death penalty
Thomas Hobbes State of Nature, Leviathan, social contract
John Locke inalienable rights, Two Treaties on Government
Karl Marx Rejects right to own property
Totalitarian government has unlimited power
Socialism government has total role in economy
Capitalism free to make money and own property
Libertarianism government should not promote order and equality
Anarchism opposes government in any form
Liberalism favors more government, social welfare, freedom, and constitution
Conservatism favors status quo, small governments, war
Created by: kennacoconut
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