Study Guide Government 2

 

SSCG2 The student will analyze the natural rights philosophy and the nature of government expressed in the Declaration of Independence. 

  1. Compare and contrast the Declaration of Independence and the Social Contract  Theory. 

1.    What are the four parts of the declaration? (Page 30)

                                                     i.     ___________________________

                                                      ii.     ___________________________

                                                        iii.     ___________________________

                                                       iv.     ___________________________

2.    How does the Declaration of Independence compare with Social Contract Theory? ____________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Read Page 6 and 30--31

  1.  Evaluate the Declaration of Independence as a persuasive argument.   

1.    What are the five arguments listed on page 31.

                                                     i.     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                      ii.     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                        iii.     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       iv.     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                      v.     __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

SSCG3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the United States Constitution. 

  1. Explain the main ideas in debate over ratification; include those in The Federalist.
    1. Read Pages 6673. Especially the table on pages 7273.
  2. Analyze the purpose of government stated in the Preamble of the United States  Constitution.
    1. We the People of the United States (name the 6 purposes given in the preamble)

                                                     i.     _______________________________________________

                                                      ii.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                        iii.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       iv.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                      v.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       vi.     ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Explain the fundamental principles upon which the United States Constitution is  based; include the rule of law, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and  balances, and federalism.
    1. Define:

                                                     i.     Rule of Law ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                      ii.     Popular Sovereignty ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                        iii.     Separation of Powers ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       iv.     Checks and Balances ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                      v.     Federalism ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________