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1 Fall 2012 HCOM 266 Histories of Democracy
Summary & Wrap-up

2 Plutocracy Democracy Types of Government Dictatorship Aristocracy
Oligarchy Monarchy Aristocracy Theocracy Plutocracy Dictatorship Anarchy Democracy

3 Democracy A Multi-dimensional Concept

4 Histories of Democracy
Historical Periods Pre-Democracy Early Democracy Segregated Democracy Civil Rights Era Today Materials Used Primary Source Docs Secondary Sources Joe’s Lectures and Power Points Students’ Research, Lectures, and Power Points

5 I. Pre-Democracy: Conquest & Colonization
Bull Romanus Pontifex 1453 Bull Inter Caetera 1493 Requerimiento 1513

6 I. Pre-Democracy: African Slavery
*Excerpt from a speech by John C. Calhoun in 1837 *Excerpt from a book by George Fitzhugh in 1854 *The essay “African Slavery in America” by Thomas Paine in 1775 *Benjamin Bannaker’s Letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1790

7 I. Pre-Democracy: California Missions
Video: Saints and Sinners in the California Missions ( )

8 II. Early Democracy Declaration of Independence US Constitution
Amendments Bill of Rights Amendments 11-27

9 II. Early Democracy: Manifest Destiny

10 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
U.S.-Mexican War Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo “In the said territories, property of every kind, now belonging to Mexicans, shall be inviolably respected. The present owners, the heirs of these, and all Mexicans who may hereafter acquire said property by contract, shall enjoy with respect to it guarantees equally ample as if the same belonged to citizens of the United States.”

11 voting and citizenship constitutional convention
II. Early Democracy CA Constitution Debates on voting and citizenship at the constitutional convention Early CA Laws Voting Marriage Land ownership Taxes Testimony at trial Education Serving in militia

12 II. Early Democracy: The Oppressed Speak Out
Native Americans   Chief Joseph (1879) African Americans Colored Citizens of CA (1865) Chinese Americans Norman Asing (1852) Mexican Americans Antonio Maria Pico and Others (1859) Female Americans Woman Suffrage Committee (1871)

13 III. Segregated Democracy U. S
III. Segregated Democracy U.S. Supreme Court Established Limited Equality The US Constitution does not prevent individuals or private businesses or organizations from engaging in racial discrimination…it only prevents governments from doing so. Governments are allowed to require separate facilities and services based on race… as long as those separate facilities are equal.

14 III. Segregated Democracy 1860s-1960s
100 Years of Formally Approved Second-Class Citizenship ➤ Communities of Color ➤ Females ➤ Immigrants ➤ Persons with Disabilities ➤ Non-Christians Jim Crow Era

15 IV. Civil Rights Movement

16 V. Democracy Today?

17 The Political Action Project
An exercise in “experiential education” or learning-by-doing Form Team Select General Issue Area Conduct Research Establish Political Objective Carryout Political Action Prepare Power Point Slides Plan Class Presentation Deliver Class Presentation Write Final Project Report

18 CSU Tuition Increases Belle, Leo, Gabriel, Arturo, Lupe

19 Shark Finning Josh, Ian, Mariah, Yesenia, Daniel

20 Water Scarcity Alexis, Nick, Aaron, Ed, & Evan

21 Bag Ladies Jordan, Brittney, Karina, Morgan

22 Genetically Modified Foods Chris, Nate, Olivia, Diego, Erin

23 Water Bottles Tiffany, Weiwei, Chris

24 Ocean Garbage Casey, Andrew, Megan, Danielle, Jessica

25 Campus Sustainability Rebecca, Michael, Alex, Natalie, Josh

26 Political Action Skill Set
✪ Group Work ✪ Political Action ✪ Research ✪ Evaluation ✪ Strategic Planning ✪ Reporting ✪ Multimedia Presentation

27 Assessment & Grading Final Grade 2.85 = B Active Engagement
12 Homework Briefs Pre-Democracy Early Democracy CR Presentation PP Presentation PP Final Report 20% 15% 10% B C A B- B+ C+ 3.00 2.00 4.00 2.67 3.33 2.33 .60 .30 .40 .33 .35 .27 Final Grade 2.85 = B

28 HCOM 266: Histories of Democracy The End !
I hope you are better prepared to understand democracy and to contribute to it if you decide to do so. Thank You !

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