The American political system is often described as a two-party system. To what extent is this true in reality and what are the advantages and disadvantages of such a system?
The American political system has been essentially two party since it's earliest inception, though the parties have evolved and changed with the times over the past 200 years. Splinter parties have broken off from the main parties following special interests from time to time but the majority of the electorate has always congealed into one or the other of the main political parties. This has provided a governing party with a working majority in most cases and has added stability to the governing process. The disadvantage of such a system may be found in the loss of many good and beneficial ideas to the overwhelming needs of the majority.
Why was the American Revolution considered to be a watershed in the governing of men and why was and is it so often studied and copied throughout the world?
The American founding fathers, using principles and philosophies that reached back as far as ancient Grecian democracy, formed a government unheard of in it's day of absolute monarchies. It was deemed a great experiment even by it's founders and has proved to be viable and supremely beneficial to the governed for the past 200+ years. The American Revolution in North America was followed by similar movements in France and throughout Europe and the entire world.
Explain Abraham Maslow's theory of needs and how it relates to the education of an individual.
Maslow believed that a persons physiological and safety needs must be met before he or she could benefit from meeting higher needs such as love and belonging, self esteem and finally self-actualization. The informed educator must be sensitive to the students physical and emotional needs to gauge the ability of the student to be receptive to education aimed at fulfilling higher needs, suchas good self-esteem and self-actualization.