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11 June, 13:24

1. give details on the social contract theory and the philosopher (s) linked to this idea1

2. relate the American Revolution to democratic government

3. purposes of foundational documents

4. structure of the Constitution

5. impact of social contract theory on the Declaration of Independence

6. judicial review

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  1. 11 June, 13:46
    Answer:The US government is based on ideas of limited government, including natural rights, popular sovereignty, republicanism, and social contract.

    Limited government is the belief that the government should have certain restrictions in order to protect the individual rights and civil liberties of citizens.

    In 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued the Declaration of Independence, stating their specific grievances with the British monarchy and why they were going to create a separate government. After the colonies separated from the British monarchy and formed the United States of America, they had to answer some crucial questions: 1) If not a monarchy, what type of government was the United States going to have? 2) What kind of government was going to protect the people without violating their individual liberties?

    The Framers decided to create a limited government based on ideas of natural rights, popular sovereignty, republicanism, and the social contract. We can see some of these ideas pop up in the foundational documents of the United States, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But what are these democratic ideas and why has the United States continued to hold onto them for more than 250 years?

    This article describes each of these democratic ideas and explains why the Framers used them as a basis for government.

    What is a limited government?
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