Presentation on theme: "What is government? What is our definition? Why do we need it? How does government affect us?"— Presentation transcript:
What is government? What is our definition? Why do we need it? How does government affect us?
What is the difference between “Government” and a “State?”
Population Government Territory Sovereignty
Legislators Judges Executives and Administrators
What is the purpose of government? To form a more perfect union To establish justice To insure domestic tranquility To provide for the common defense To promote the general welfare To secure the blessings of liberty
Origins of the State Force Theory – one group took over Evolutionary Theory – government developed out of families Divine Right Theory – God gave rulers a divine right to rule Social Contract Theory – people agree to protect themselves from themselves
Thomas Hobbes – “state of nature” theory “Humans are evil by nature.” Is this true?
“The right to swing my fist, ends where the other man’s nose begins” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
WHAT GETS WETTER AND WETTER THE MORE IT DRIES?
YOU THROW AWAY THE OUTSIDE AND COOK THE INSIDE. THEN YOU EAT THE OUTSIDE AND THROW AWAY THE INSIDE. WHAT DID YOU EAT?
An ear of corn
WHAT GOES UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS WITHOUT MOVING?
The Hand Rail or Carpet
WHAT CAN YOU CATCH BUT NOT THROW?
I CAN RUN BUT NOT WALK. WHEREVER I GO, THOUGHT FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND. WHAT AM I?
WHAT'S BLACK AND WHITE AND RED ALL OVER?
AN EMBARRASSED SKUNK A ZEBRA PAINTED RED. A SUNBURNED PENGUIN. A NEWSPAPER.
WHAT GOES AROUND THE WORLD BUT STAYS IN A CORNER?