Presentation on theme: "Fall 2012 HCOM 266 Histories of Democracy. Types of Government Monarchy Dictatorship Theocracy Oligarchy Aristocracy Plutocracy Democracy Anarchy."— Presentation transcript:
Fall 2012 HCOM 266 Histories of Democracy
Types of Government Monarchy Dictatorship Theocracy Oligarchy Aristocracy Plutocracy Democracy Anarchy
Democracy A Multi-dimensional Concept
Histories of Democracy Historical Periods Pre-Democracy Early Democracy Segregated Democracy Civil Rights Era Today Materials Used Primary Source Docs Secondary Sources Joes Lectures and Power Points Students Research, Lectures, and Power Points
I. Pre-Democracy: Conquest & Colonization Bull Romanus Pontifex 1453 Bull Inter Caetera 1493 Requerimiento 1513
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 Bannakers Letter to Thomas Jefferson in 1790
I. Pre-Democracy: California Missions Video: Saints and Sinners in the California Missions ( )
II. Early Democracy Declaration of Independence US Constitution Amendments 1-10 Bill of Rights Amendments 11-27
II. Early Democracy: Manifest Destiny
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.
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
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)
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.
III. Segregated Democracy 1860s-1960s 100 Years of Formally Approved Second-Class Citizenship Jim Crow Era Communities of Color Females Immigrants Persons with Disabilities Non-Christians
IV. Civil Rights Movement
V. Democracy Today?
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
Political Action Skill Set Group Work Research Strategic Planning Multimedia Presentation Political Action Evaluation Reporting
Assessment & Grading Active Engagement 12 Homework Briefs Pre-Democracy Early Democracy CR Presentation PP Presentation PP Final Report 20% 15% 10% 15% 10% B C A B- B+ C+ B = B Final Grade Final Grade
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.