ESSAY II

INTERFACE I

NAME:


DAYS & TIME CLASS STARTS:


QUESTIONS:

1. Explain what each of the following phrases means:

a. government of the people

b. government by the people

c. government for the people


2. Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence "that all men are created equal." What does that statement mean to you?

3. Jefferson also wrote that people "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." List some other unalienable rights.


ESSAY II

INTERFACE 2

QUESTIONS:


Using the terminology developed in the textbook, state the kind of government and/or political structure each of the following has:

1. A woman rules who inherited her position, but her decisions are limited by the vote of the wealthy men in this country.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


2. A group of military leaders make the decisions in this nation.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


3. The people vote for a president who must be a priest and he has the final say in the passage of laws.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


4. People vote in their respective provinces to send representatives to both the capitol of the province and the capitol of the nation where the elected officials make the laws. Power is shared between the provinces and the central government.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


5. In this country, the head of the Schlepnik religion rules and has total control of all the nation's institutions. The people worship the god Schlep and call their system Schlepism.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


6. In this nation, a former movie star appears on television every night and reports on proposed legislation. After her report, two actors, trained in debate techniques, argue the pros and cons of each bill. People then vote by pushing a special button on their television and if a plurality of those voting press the yes button the bill becomes a law.
THE GOVERNMENT IS


ESSAY II

INTERFACE 3


QUESTIONS:


Explain the positive and negative attributes of:

1. a bicameral legislature
a. positive


b. negative


2. the electoral college system
a. positive


b. negative


3. a plurality vote
a. positive


b. negative


4. the recall process
a. positive


b. negative


5. the principle of equal opportunity
a. positive


b. negative


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