Presentation on theme: "Section 3 – Basic Concepts of Democracy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 3 – Basic Concepts of Democracy Guiding Question – What are the basic concepts of democracy?Student Objectives:Understand the foundations of democracy.Analyze the connections between democracy and the free enterprise system.
3 Democracy Reflecting Ideal Falling Short Majority Rule,Minority RightsPublic space used for the common goodSegregationIndividual Freedom1st Amendment RightsPatriot ActCompromiseWhen Congress worksWhen Congress doesn’t workIndividual WorthJobs training programs for unemployedHomeless living on the streetEqualityAccess for disabledWage disparity between men and women
4 Duties and Responsibilities of Citizenship Serving on a juryServing as a witness when calledAttending schoolPaying taxesRegistering for the draftObeying the lawsRespecting the rights of othersVotingVolunteeringParticipating in civic lifeUnderstanding the workings of our government
5 Voting is crucial in any democratic government. Break into small groups and discuss:Should citizens be required by law to vote?Should voting eligibility be restricted?List some benefits and drawbacks to this idea.Chose someone to share your groups thoughts on the idea.
6 Democracy and the Free Enterprise System (aka Capitalism) Private ownership of capital goodsinvestments made by private decision, not government directiveSuccess or failure determined by competition in the marketplaceFour fundamental factorsPrivate ownershipIndividual initiativeProfitCompetition
7 Chapter 1 Review Democracy / Dictatorship * Free Enterprise Legislative Power * AutocracyExecutive Power * OligarchyJudicial Power * Divine Right TheoryFederal Government * Evolutionary TheoryConfederate Government * Force TheoryUnitary Government * Social Contract TheoryPresidential Government * CitizenParliamentary Government * Politics
8 Chapter 1 Review Continued Concepts of Democracy: Majority Rule/Minority Rights, Individual Worth, Equality, Individual Freedom, CompromisePurposes of Government:Form a more perfect unionEstablish justiceEnsure domestic tranquilityProvide for the common defensePromote the general welfareSecure the blessings of libertyBe able to discuss the importance of compromise in government.Be able to discuss the connection between democracy and the free enterprise system.Answer the Essential Question: Is government necessary? Why?