In class discussion considering the question, Why do we submit to authority?
Read the article below. Complete a KIM Card to demonstrate your understanding. Then, create a Vocabulary Card for "Political Authority" using the template organizer.
LESSON: Political Philosophers
Consider what you read in the previous lesson about political philosophers. Read articles about the political theories of the worlds most referred to philosophers (whose theories were used to form our own government). What do each of these philosophers think is the purpose of government?
LESSON: Forms of Government
Which form of government is most effective in ensuring the rights of citizens?
BLUE Full presidential republics.
GREEN Republics with an executive president dependent on a parliament.
YELLOW Semi-presidential republics.
ORANGE Parliamentary republics.
RED Parliamentary constitutional monarchies in which the monarch does not personally exercise power.
PURPLE Parliamentary constitutional monarchies in which the monarch personally exercises power (often alongside a weak parliament).
PURPLE Absolute monarchies.
BROWN Single-party republics.
GREEN Countries in which constitutional provisions for government have been suspended (e.g. Military dictatorships)
GREY Countries which do not fit any of the above systems.