Big “G”Little “g” AuthoritarianLimited government
Nazi Germany, The Soviet Union, and the United States You will read 3 descriptive texts that depict life under various types of government You will compare the amount of political power and control possessed by these governments As you read, look for key words that would describe the excess or limitation of power in the governments (absolute, total, censorship, free speech, crackdown, etc.) Highlight or underline those key words and phrases
Add your key words and phrases to the T-chart Big “G”Little “g” AuthoritarianLimited government
Wrap Up Which is more powerful: Big “G” or little “g” government? Explain.
Answer each of the following questions with a complete paragraph, citing specific evidence from the articles. 1.Which type of government is better at protecting individual rights? Why? 2.Which type of government is better at protecting the community? Why? 3.Which type of government is better at guiding the community? Why? 4.Which type of government is better at maintaining a stable economy? Why?
Wrap Up Would you rather live under an authoritarian or limited government? Why?