Flashcards in Early Concepts Deck (22)
What is the defintion of history
the INTERPRETATION of AVAILABLE information and artifacts of ancient and medieval times
What percentage of artifacts have we found?
less than 3%
Know the 3 types of political systems
Democratic (Republic, Democratic-Republic, Direct), Totalitarian (Dictatorship, Oligarchy, Theocracy, Fascism), & Traditional (absolute, constitutional)
most political citizens; have a voice; fair
stability and very fast
have a bad leader (not fit to rule)
Know the 3 types of economic systems
Market (consumer-driven), Command (socialism, communism), & Traditional (inherit role in ecomomy)
What (who) is a political citizen?
someone who particpates in the political proccess
What type of political system has the most political citizens?
What are the 3 types of resources?
human, natural, capital (manmade; money)
What does "guns vs. butter" mean?
GUNS = military spending
BUTTER = domestic spending
What questions does an economic system address?
What goods to produce? Who will produce what goods? How will resources be used?
Know how the economic and political systems match up
Democracy - Market
Totalitarian - Command
Traditional - Traditional
Be able to label a basic socio-economic pyramid
What factor is most important to a person's position within a socio-economic pyramid?
status (perceived importance)
What is social mobility?
the ability to move up or down the socio-economic pyramid
Know the 5 positive historical constants
2) internal stability
3) cultural contact
4) strong leadership
5) centralized government
Know the 5 negative historical constants
2) internal instability
4) stong weak leadership
5) decentralized government