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Dan Kelchner



October 4 2005


10.1 Students relate the moral and ethical principles in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in Judaism, and in Christianity to the development of Western political thought.

Greek and roman philosophy is very similar to Judaism and in Christianity to the development of western political thought. All believe that people have the right to make decisions. Also philosophers thought of ways that they could make their culture better. The greeks and romans believed that the in order to make the civilization better it needs to be a republic and that’s how western political thought is.



1      Analyze the similarities and differences in Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman views of law, reason and faith, and duties of the individual.

There are both similarities and differences between Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman views of law, Reason, faith, and duties. Roman views of the world were relitivly similar to the views of Christian people. Roman law and Christian are different. Christian law was based on the 10 conmandments. Roman law was based on what the pholosifers and senate desided on. Judeo-chrstains were monotheistic and the Greco-Romans were polytheistic or believed in many gods. The duties of the individuals were relitivly similar. Their were different people for each job. Like farmers merchants philosophers tearchers and so on.


2      Trace the development of the Western political ideas of the rule of law and illegitimacy of tyranny, using selections from Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Politics.

Plato wrote the republic and in book he described his idea of the bestgovernment. He did not like Athens democracy beacause they killed Socrates, Instead plato said the best way was to have the state regulates peoples every aspect of life. He divided into three classes, workers, to make things important for life, soilders to defend the philosophers rule and td the philosopher king were the head of the state. Politics written by aristole said that the best way to rule land by one head leader.  



3      Consider the influence of the U.S. Constitution on political systems in the contemporary world.

The U.S constitution is really what started democracy in the modern world. When our country was founded we were the only democracy on the planet at the time. Now there is well over 100. Now many countries have adapted parts of our constitution as their own. After England became a democracy they adapted many of the same type of democracy as us. Even though they might not admit it but the U.S is the country that started democracy.



2      List the principles of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789), and the U.S. Bill of Rights (1791).

 Thje priciples of the magna carta affirms a long list of feudal rights besides protecting their own privliges. It also has two basic ideas it asserted that the nobles had certain rights. Second it made clear that the monarch must obey the law. The English bill of rights its changed the laws of what the government could and couldn’t do. The decliration of independence affirmed that it would always be a democracy and no one could ever take that away. The French decliration of the rights of man and the citizen says that all men are born equal and free. The U.S of rights they had emmendment that even fearther changed the government.


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