Tuesday & Wednesday, January 8 & 9

  • Who are the major philosophers that influenced the Framers?
  • What is “popular sovereignty?”
  • Why is the idea of a “social contract” important?
  1. go over first day stuff VERY quickly
  2. NOTES-Who’s In Charge and Political Philosophers
  3. assign homework of Power Elite reading
  4. go to the Google classroom so that you can get started on the Crash Course videos that will be due soon (January 19 before midnight)
read and be ready for the Power Elite quiz next class
  • LOR-1.A
  • Explain how democratic ideals are reflected in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
  • LOR-1.A.1The U.S. government is based on ideas of limited government, including natural rights, popular sovereignty, republicanism, and social contract.
  • LOR-1A balance between governmental power and individual rights has been a hallmark of American political development.


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