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1 Chapter 2 Foundations of American Government “Government Under God”

2 Lesson 3 & 4 8/21/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Highlights  Foundations of Civil Government  Forms of Government  Christians and Government

3 Lesson 3 & 4 8/21/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Current Event  Pass out Current Event Cover Sheets  Group Class  Assign Group # 1-3 for presentation on 8/27/2013

4 Lesson 3 & 4 8/21/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Next Memorization: The Star-Spangled Banner p. 9 Video Presentation: The American Form of Government

5 Lesson 3 & 4 8/21/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Seatwork: Read p. 15-19; answer questions p 19 # 1-5 Homework: Read p. 19-24 to Democracy – the rule by the many; answer p. 28 # 1-5 Study for Quiz # 1 over p. 6-13 and Proverbs 14:34 for Friday. Reminder: Current Events Groups # 1-3 8/27; continue memorizing “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Seatwork/ Homework: Due 8/23/2013

6 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Government is the authority and power to control, to direct, and to rule the actions and affairs of others. Governmental authority flows from God to human in institutions and to the individuals responsible for ruling others within those institutions. Foundations of Civil Government

7 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Capital Punishment (the death penalty) This was the first foundational civil ordinance Foundations of Civil Government

8 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Two foundations for law: 1. Revealed law – is given by God explicitly in the Holy Scripture. 2. Natural law – discernible by all men as image-bearers of God by virtue of the “work of the law written in their hearts” Romans 2:15 Foundations of Civil Government

9 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Decalogue or The Ten Commandments Foundations of Civil Government

10 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Every form of Government derives it authority from God. Romans 13: 1-7 Forms of Government

11 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Theocracy – A government where God rules directly Autocracy – The Rule by One Absolute Monarchy – a system of government in which the monarch has unlimited power. Totalitarian – They control all aspects of society Fascism – is a totalitarian dictatorship in which all power is vested in one ruler. Forms of Government

12 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God According to Charles Shuman, the price of socialism is: Freedom Forms of Government

13 Lesson 5 & 6 8/23/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Seatwork: Read p. 24 – 28; to Christian and Government; answer p. 28 # 6-9 Homework: Read p. 28-32; answer p. 32, questions # 1-6 Study for Quiz # 2 over p. 15-24 and Quiz # 3 over The Star- Spangled Banner on 8/27 Reminder: Current Events Groups # 1-3 8/27 ; Groups 5-8 start getting ready. Seatwork/ Homework: Due 8/27/2013

14 Lesson 7 & 8/27/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Seatwork: Read p. 24 – 28; to Christian and Government; answer p. 28 # 6-9 Homework: Read p. 28-32; answer p. 32, questions # 1-6

15 Lesson 7 & 8/27/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Seatwork: Read p. 24 – 28; to Christian and Government; answer p. 28 # 6-9 Homework: Read p. 28-32; answer p. 32, questions # 1-6

16 Lesson 7 & 8/27/2013 Chapter 2: Government Under God Recap 1. The ruler exercises unlimited power and usually inherits his position. 2. Means “rule by God” 3. A totalitarian dictatorship in which all power is vested in one ruler 4. Means “to rule by oneself” 5. The ruler exercises absolute control over the people and seeks to control all aspects of society through coercion 6. Was the first foundational civil ordinance. 7. What is another name for the Ten Commandments. 8. What, according to Charles Shuman, is the price of socialism? 9. According to William Blackstone, what are the foundations for law?


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