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1 Do Now: 9/9, 9/10 Answer the following in your binder: Why do we need a government?

2 Activity O Step One: Read your scenario with your group. O Step Two: Share your responses. What are Pros and Cons? O Step Three: Large group discussion & notes. ****What similarities can we draw??

3 Why do we need a gov’t? 1.) Makes order out of chaos O Laws, rules 2.) Protection O Civil liberties, rights 3.) Power O How do we delegate power?  Who has the power? Who decides?

4 Influences of a Republic O System of government where people elect representatives O Representatives manage government for people – common good

5 Social Contract Social Contract: Agreement between government and the people. O This is what you are giving up to be protected by your government!!! The citizens in a country give their consent to be governed. NO framework of government= chaos/ no protection.

6 What is our “framework” of government?

7 Common Good O Citizens have the power to rule/govern O Citizens delegate or entrust their power by electing leaders to serve their interests. O Work cooperatively to promote common good rather than their self-interests.

8 Closure: Whip Around O Why do we need gov’t? O What is one thing you learned today? O What is one question you still have?

9 Do Now: O Complete the Map of the 13 colonies WITHOUT using your textbook. Agenda: O Map/Go over key gov’t terms O Discuss HW (9/11-Gov response) O Notes on Articles of Confederation (AOC) HW: Read pgs in your textbook & complete worksheet.

10 Under our Constitution.. We have a Representative Democracy O Popular Sovereignty: People have the highest power (POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!) O People choose leaders or representatives who make laws and run the gov’t for the common good. **How are we a Representative Democracy?


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