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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER1

Principles of Government

In This Chapter

  • Politics and political power
  • Principles of government
  • Variations of democracy
  • Principles of American government
  • Power and governance in the United States

The United States is the world’s oldest constitutional democracy. Yet after more than 200 years, the American experiment in democracy is still a work in progress.

In this chapter, we will discuss some of the questions and principles that are fundamental to the construction of any political system. Furthermore, we will explore the two main questions about politics: Who governs in a society? What are the goals of those who govern?

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