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POLS 101 1st Edition Lecture 3Outline of Last Lecture I. Democracy and PoliticsII. 17th and 18th Century Philosophers Outline of Current Lecture-1/26/15I. Early Government of The United States & The Articles of ConfederationII. Problems of Articles of ConfederationIII. Mayo’s 4 Necessary But Not Necessary Sufficient Conditions for Democracy (1st Condition Only)Current LectureI. Articles of Confederation- Document that governed The United States from 1781-1789, The States had a great deal of more power. A. Powers of The Articles of Confederation1. National Government had right to declare war, right to make treaties, and right to establish post office and systemB. Powers Not Given By The Articles of Confederation1. National government could not tax its citizens the states had that right. The national government had to ask states for tax money. The National government did also not have the right to regulate commerce.II. Problems of Articles of ConfederationA. States did not agree frequently.B. States coined their own currency. 1. Rhode Island inflated their own currency to make it easier to pay off debts and small merchants to conduct business with ease.C. The economy was struggling during the Articles Of Confederation period.D. In Massachussets, Shays Rebellion was taking place.1. The rebellion was composed of farmers who armed themselves and went to courthouses to stop the legal processes of the foreclosures on their farms. E. Trade Wars1. States wanting consumers to buy goods from their states, so they taxed goods from other states. This resulted in less trade and was harmful to all.These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.F. Problems of Articles resulted in continental congress meeting then they created the U.S ConstitutionIII. Mayo’s 4 Necessary But Not Necessary Sufficient Conditions for Democracy (1st Condition)A. 1ST Condition1. Citizens must be able to control the government, through voting representatives. Problems with citizen control became relevant.2. The citizens needs to be informed, candidates need to take position on issues, voters chooses candidate with positions on issues closer to


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