Mr. Kohl

Government

Chapter 1 Outline

 

Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

 

                “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice,           insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and          our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

 

Section 1 (p. 4)

 

I.                     Government and the State

 

A.      Government

 

1.        Make-up

2.        Public Policy

3.        3 basic powers

4.        Forms of government

 

5.        Politics

 

6.        Government

 

B.       State

 

                                1.

 

                                2.

 

                                3.

 

                                4.

 

C.       Origins of State

 

1.        Force

 

2.        Evolutionary

 

3.        Divine Right

 

4.        Social Contract

 

D.      Purpose of Government

 

1.        Preamble

 

 

Section 2 (p. 12)

 

I.                     Who Can Participate

 

A.      Dictatorship

 

B.       Oligarchy

 

C.       Democracy

 

1.        2 types

 

II.                   Forms of Government

 

A.      How authority is divided

 

1.        Unitary

2.        Federal

3.        Confederate

 

B.       Legislative and Executive Branch Relationships

 

1.        Presidential

 

2.        Parliamentary

 

Section 3 (p. 18)

 

I.                     Basic Concepts of Democracy

 

A.      Foundations of Democracy

 

B.       Fundamental worth of individual

 

C.       Equality of all persons

 

D.      Majority rule and minority rights

 

E.       Necessity of compromise

 

F.       Individual freedom

 

II.                   Democracy and free enterprise system

 

A.      Free enterprise system

 

B.       How system works

 

C.       Government and free enterprise

 

1.        Mixed economy

 

III.                 Democracy and internet