American Government

American Government

*** These are Discussion Posts ***

1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each (Trustee and Delegate) of the following type of representative (agent)

· Trustee

· Delegate

2. What would agents/representatives need to know about their constituents to best represent them and WHY? (Discuss at least THREE ways)

3. What characteristics would make someone better suited to serve as an agent/representative and WHY? (Discuss at least THREE ways)

4. Reciprocity is a key element in the agent/representative citizen/principal relationship.

What are the responsibilities of the principal/citizen in this relationship? and Why are they important? (Discuss at least THREE ways)

5. Why do many citizens/principals not fully participate in government activities? (Discuss at least THREE ways)