continue to Capitalism
has control by the people.
Commonwealth is a community founded for the common good.
Oligarchy: power effectively rests with a small number of people.
a. US is an oligarchy Northwestern study concludes
b. German Oligarchs financed Hitler.
Polyarchy has decentralized rule where many smaller government
tailored to the needs and desires of the local populations.
Fascism a form of is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism is
considered by some to be right-wing as it is social conservatism
and uses authoritarian means to oppose egalitarianism.
Totalitarianism: the state holds total authority over society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life.
Libertarianism wants to limit power.
Dictatorship has rule by a person.
Federation are organizations composed of states coming together for a single common purpose
Basics Video 13:28
Liberalism, Constitutionalism and Democracy
Political System consists of a government and politics.
Republic government exists when a constitutionally determined government of elected leaders operating according to laws to protect individual rights which include equality, liberty, property and necessity of consent.
a. There are many application of Republican concepts. What constitutes a
right and their relative importance of rights has been continually debated
b. John Adams "a government, in which all men, rich and poor,
magistrates and subjects, officers and people, masters and servants,
the first citizen and the last, are equally subject to the laws."
c. In United States v. Cruikshank (1875) the Supreme Court ruled that
"equal citizens" was inherent to the republic ideal.
d. Colonial America developed in an untamed wilderness far from the
mother country. This was a unique historical circumstance resulted
in the concept of American Exceptionalism.
divides powers between member units so that political order is
constitutionally decentralized between at least two units. Each level
some final authority and has some areas of self government.
a. Federalism in the United States protects states rights with a concept of Dual Federalism but hardships caused by the Great Depression led some toward the concept of Cooperative Federalism.
b. A conservative look at Federalism video 1.38
c. The political Revolution of 1800 entailed Jefferson's Republicans taking over for the Federalist Washington, Hamilton and Adams. It began a 200 plus year battle concerning Federal Government power.
Democracy exists when government power resides in a constitutionally determined electorate each with an equal say in determining majority will. Political decisions
are such that majority's power is absolute and unlimited. The most difficult issue concerning democracy success has always been controlling Majority Factions as states in The Federalist Papers
Kinds of Democracy
Making Laws in a Democracy
Summaries from Quick Notes
2016 Presidential Election Issues 1p each
Current Political Economy Problems 7p
Brief U.S. Political History Political Eras and Their Important Events 2p
Presidential Politics Political Eras and Their Elections 1788 - 2012 5p each
Capitalistic Democracy Run Government at a Profit 1p
Recent Decades Ranked by Problems 2p
Great Recession 1p or 3 p
Severe Recessions 2p
History of US Banking 1p
US Economic Normality 1945-2015 page 2
5 Decades of Problems Under Construction and needs help. Interested? 1p
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