is one of the consequences of the failure of large numbers of people to vote or engage in political action?
People with power will generally exercise it in order to benefit themselves and their supporters. The people who get elected will mostly pay attention to the people who do participate, which means that the needs, concerns and interests of the people who don’t participate will be ignored.
Some day the people who have been apathetic will awaken to their oppression and will rise up to overthrow the rulers in a revolution, and will create society in which no one will be oppressed.
It doesn’t really matter what the people think anyway, so it doesn’t really have any affect on what happens in politics.
The people who get elected and who exercise power understand that they have to represent all of the people, not just the people who supported them, so they can be trusted to work in the best interests of everybody.
is the difference between “good” types of government and “bad” types of government?
A good government is one in which anyone who wants to can have a say in decision-making, whereas a bad government is one that restricts decision-making to just a few people.
Democracy is a good form of government, tyranny and monarchy are bad forms of government.
Good governments have more people involved in them, bad governments are made up of just a few or only one person.
A good government acts in the interests of all the people, while a bad government acts in the interests of the rulers. This is true whether it is a government of one, of a few, or of many.
Which of the following was considered a problem of the Articles of Confederation that the Constitutional Convention was intended to fix?
The lack of a federal executive
The central government was too strong
States did not have enough flexibility to act
Taxes set by the federal government were too high
is the point of the Preamble to the Constitution?
The Preamble includes a list of complaints by the colonists of all the ways they felt they were being oppressed by the British government.
It sets out a group of important principles or ideas that its authors felt should guide decision-making by the government.
It really doesn’t mean much. The people who wrote the Constitution just thought it would sound good and encourage people to agree to it.
The Preamble establishes equality and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as essential principles for the new government.
Which of the following was only added to the constitution following the debate over its adoption?
The right to vote
Protection for individual rights
A process for amending the Constitution
Senate confirmation of judicial appointees give explanation also