Presentation on theme: "To Provide for the Common Good In the United States, the government provides services like police and fire protection, retirement benefits, schools, public."— Presentation transcript:
To Provide for the Common Good In the United States, the government provides services like police and fire protection, retirement benefits, schools, public transportation, and trash collection. What else counts as the Common Good?
Protect Individual Rights It is the notion that rights of individuals in a democratic system are protected but with this protection comes the responsibilities of citizenship.
Maintain Social order This means that the government makes and enforces laws, provides internal security and provides courts to settle disagreements.
Provide Public Services Governments provide services such as building and maintaining roads, schools and water and sewer systems that individuals could not provide on their own. These services protect the health and safety of the people and promote the general welfare.
Make Economic Decisions Another purpose of government is that the government regulates our economic system to make sure products are safe, prices are fair and people have options when they go to buy something. The government has the ability to do things like tax, spend, and regulate in order to protect its economy.
Protect National Safety This means that the government creates military forces, intelligence departments, and domestic policy forces, to protect the country from enemies foreign and domestic.
1 What purpose is the government fulfilling in this picture?
PURPOSE (the reason something is done) EXAMPLE 1.Protect Individual Rights A person can worship any God they want--whether it is Christian, Muslim, or Jewish—without fear. 1.Maintain Social Order The police arrest two men after they rob a bank at gunpoint and speed away. 1.Provide Public Services Every child is guaranteed a free and public education from kindergarten through 12 th grade. 1.Make Economic Decisions Companies must pay their employees a minimum wage so that people can afford to live. 1.Protect National Security Airports increase security and check baggage to prevent another terrorist attack.