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CHAPTERS 2 & 3: TYPES OF DEMOCRACY and
TYPES of NON-DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL SYSTEMS (D)
(THESE PAGES ARE IN THE ROSS TEXT ONLY, NOT GITELSON: 7, 13, 24-25, 85, 94, 328-9, 363, 389)
I. Types of Democracy:
A. Direct (Gitelson, p. 16, margin)
A2. Democracy by Petition: used only at state and local levels of government (Ross, p. 328-329)
a. Initiative (including Proposition 13- local government property tax reduction)
b. Referendum (rarely used)
[c. Recall election]
A3. Electronic Democracy (Ross text, p. 389- Ross Perot’s ‘electronic town meetings)
B. Indirect: Representative Democracy [Republic] (Gitelson, p. 16, margin)
B1. Requires protection for rights of minorities
B2. Requires widespread distribution of power so that no person or group of people has all the power
B3. Requires elections giving voters significant choices
B4. Requires widespread participation in decision-making
B5. Requires majority rule for some decisions
II. Non-democratic forms of government:
A. Allows a small area of privacy or allows no privacy at all
B. Allow no parties or only one party
C. May be either military or civilian
D. May be either religious or non-religious (secular)
questions FOR “
301. What is another name for representative democracy?
302. What are two types of democracy?
303. What are two examples of face-to-face democracy?
304. What are the three types of direct democracy listed above?
305. How many types of democracy by petition are listed above?
306. The initiative is an example of what type of direct democracy?
307. How many types of non-democratic forms of government can you name when you test yourself after studying the list above?
13 British colonies
that became the original
2 newest states:
403. 11 states of the Confederate States of America (‘Confederacy’ or ‘South’)
4 slave states that did not leave the
405. 6 New England States: Massachusetts (MA), Maine (ME), Connecticut (CT), Rhode Island (RI), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT).
V. constitutional provisions that protected slavery
501. Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 – p. xxv
502. Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 1 – p. xxii
503. Article IV, Section 2, Paragraph 3 – p.xxix