Foundations of Democracy
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By Miles C.
A social contract is an agreement between the government and the people.
The government gives people basic needs in exchange for money to pay for it. If the people feel the government is unfair, they can revolt.
The four roles of government are the government's duties.
Protect the country, keep order, make laws, and help citizens.
The military protects us, the police keep order, and there are laws to keep things fair and help citizens.
The Four Roles of Government
The first limitation is the constitution. Everybody must follow it, even the government.
Then there's separation of power. Not everybody has all the power, it is divided up.
Five Limitations on Government
Consent of the governed is the citizens agreeing to be governed.
5 limitations on government
Rights of the minority are rights for a smaller, unpopular group. They still have a voice and are considered.
It includes order & security, legitimacy, equal application of law, procedural fairness, and checks & balances.
Rule of law keeps laws fair and enforced.
This is what we've learned about how the government works in our country.
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