Chapter One- America Today

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  1. Politics
    The process of resolving conflicts over how society should use its scarce resources and who should receive various benefits, such as public health care and public higher education.
  2. Government
    The individuals and the institutions that make society's rules and possess the power and authority to enforce those rules.
  3. authority
    the ability to legitimately exercise power, such as the power to make and enforce laws.
  4. public services
    Essential services that individuals cannot provide for themselves, such as building and maintaining roads, establishing welfare programs , operating public schools and preserving national parks
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Chapter One- America Today
Fall 2014
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