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Title: CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY


1
Chapter 1
  • CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY

2
Democracy Takes Effort
3
Democracy Requires Participation
  • The death of democracy is not likely to be an
    assassination from ambush. It will be a slow
    extinction from apathy, indifference, and
    undernourishment. -- Robert Hutchins. Great
    Books, 1954

4
Democracy Requires Faith in People
5
Democracy Requires Healthy Skepticism
  • To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost
    importance to the citizens of a democracy.
    --Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
  • The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. --
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Huey LongAn American Demagogue

6
Democracy requires sensitivity to and protection
of the rights and opinions of others
7
Some Terms
  • Constitutional Democracy
  • Constitutionalism
  • Democracy
  • Direct Democracy
  • Representative Democracy
  • Republic
  • Popular Consent

8
VALUES INHERENT IN DEMOCRACY
  • Popular Consent
  • Respect for the Individual
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Personal Liberty

John Locke
9
FEATURES OF DEMOCRACY
  • Free and Fair Elections Decided by Maj. Rule
  • Majority (Plurality) Rule
  • Freedom of Expression
  • The Right To Assemble And Protest

10
CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO A CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY
  • Education
  • Economic conditions
  • Social Conditions
  • Bowling alone
  • Ideological Conditions

11
ROOTS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
  • Articles of Confederation
  • Flaws
  • Shays Rebellion
  • Constitutional Convention
  • Virginia Plan
  • New Jersey Plan
  • Great Compromise

12
Signers of the Constitution
13
Ratification Fight
  • Federalist Papers
  • Bill of Rights
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