a. Determine how governments differ in geographic distribution of power, particularly
unitary, confederate, and federal systems of government.
b. Determine how some forms of government differ in their level of citizen participation
particularly authoritarian (autocracy and oligarchy) and democratic.
c. Determine how the role of the executive differs in presidential and parliamentary systems
d. Differentiate between a direct democracy, representative democracy, and/or a republic.
SSCG2 Demonstrate knowledge of the political philosophies that shaped the development of United States constitutional government.
a. Analyze key ideas of limited government and the rule of law as seen in the Magna Carta,
the Petition of Right, and the English Bill of Rights.
b. Analyze the impact of the writings of Hobbes (Leviathan), Locke (Second Treatise on
Government), Rousseau (The Social Contract), and Montesquieu (The Spirit of the Laws)
on our concept of government.
c. Analyze the ways in which the philosophies listed in element 2b influenced the Declaration
Systems of Government – UFC
Lecture and Notes
Systems of Government Application WS
No Chewing Game Allowed Reading and WS (Homework if not finished in class)