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  1. Struggle for power
    Hans Morganthau
  2. process of deciding who gets what, when and how
    Harold Lasswell
  3. Authoritive allocation of values in society
    David Easton
  4. How we solve everyday problems
  5. What are politics
    struggle for power, process of deciding, authoritive allocation of values in society and how we solve everyday problems
  6. politics and conflicts
    in politics conflict is constant
  7. Sources of conflict
    different personalities, morality, religion, race, gender, scarity and resources, government priorities
  8. Definition for government
    the institution or the structure that resolves conflict by controlling human behavior
  9. Why obey the government?
    power- the ability to modify a behavior
  10. Authority
    recognize the right of a leader to exercise power
  11. legitimacy
    status conferred upon a government that is properly constituted or formed
  12. What is the purpose of government
  13. creator gave us three natural rights life, liberty and property
    John Locke
  14. in a state of nature life is short, burtish, nasty, poor, says men are selfish
    Thomas Hobbes
  15. declaration of independence, creator of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
    Thomas Jefferson
  16. modern purpose of having government
  17. Types of equality
    political, equal opportunity, equal outcome and results
  18. equal pay law
  19. freedom
    freedom of the absence of government control and freedom from discrimination, exploited, deprived
  20. Public Goods
    goods and services provided by the government and potentially for everyone
  21. Two dilemmas of government
    Order vs freedom and equality vs. freedom
  22. Unity government
    powers of the government are concentrated at the national government and state government.
  23. confederal government
    opposite of the unity system, each state makes its own laws
  24. Federal system of government
    middle of the road between unitary and confederal systems sharing of powers between national government and state government
  25. What kind of government does the USA have?
    Federal system of government
  26. Ideology
    a consistent world view, belief system about the scope/size of government in the economy
  27. Totalitarianism
    government controls all aspects of life
  28. Communisim
    Government controls all means of production
  29. Socialism
    government controls the major means of production
  30. capitalism
    private citizens or companies control the major means of production and is a mixed economy
  31. Libertarianism
    • classical capitalism of adam smith
    • laissez faire capitalism developed in 1972 hands off
  32. Anarchism
    no government no rules or regulation
  33. Monarchy
    rule by a kind or queen
  34. autocracy
    rule by one who is power drunk
  35. Oligarchy
    rule by few, educated, wealthy class
  36. Aristocracy
    philosopher king or mega brain
  37. Pure democracy
    government of the people, by the people, and for the people
  38. Direct democracy
    uneducated mass, pure democracy, recognize minority
  39. indirect democracy
    government by elected representatives
  40. Principles of republic democracy
    universal adult sufferage, periodic election, political equality, majority rule, recognize of minority rights, limited government, freedom guarrantee
  41. Elite Theory
    the US is an oligarchy not democratic, rule by few educated class
  42. What is the constitution
    supreme fundamental law of society
  43. Purpose for constitution
    defines the structure of government, the power of government, power of people, the legitimizes government
  44. Road to constitution
    road is rooted in a revolution, voted against UK because of taxation without representation
  45. Stamp act of 1765
    special stamped paper
  46. Townsend act
    tax on all imported goods
  47. Tea Act
    tax retained on tea
  48. Boston Tea party
    intolerable acts, blockade of boston no goods will come in or go out.
  49. 1st Continental congress 1774
    first formal gathering of colonies in response is what they considered british atrosities
  50. who declared the first continental congress
    British government
  51. 2nd continental congress 1775
    establish the us army, made George Washington the commander in chief, debate war of peace
  52. Who said Common Sense
    Thomas Payne
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