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Wilson CH.1.1

AP Government

Power the ability of one person to cause another person to act in accordance with the first person's intentions
Authority the right to use power; not all who exercise political power have it
Legitimacy what makes a law or constitution a source of right
Two great questions about politics Who governs and to what ends?
Representative democracy Acquisition of power by leaders via competitive elections
Democracy Aristotelian "rule of the many" (participatory democracy)
republic representative democracy
Created by: Cmballman