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C&E Quiz 2 (CH 1-3)

Covers Section 1-3: Government and the People

ruling authority for a community Government
a course of government action to achieve community goals Public Policy
a plan for collecting and spending money Budgets
government in which all citizens met to debate government matters and vote firsthand EX: Town Meeting Direct Democracy
citizens choose a smaller group of people to represent them, make laws, and govern on their behalf EX: Electing Members of Congress Representative Democracy
representative government in which no leader inherits office Republic
government in which the king or queen must follow laws and share power with other branches of government Constiutional Monarchy
power is held by an individual or group not accountable to the people; opposite of a democracy Authoritarian Government
government in which power is held by a single individual (dictatorship) Autocracy
a government ruled by a king or queen who has unlimited power Absolute Monarchy
a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of people’s lives Totalitarian
a government controlled by a small group of people Oligarchy
a government in which power rests in the hands of the upper classes Aristocracy
government based on religion Theocracy
concept of having no government at all Anarchy
Created by: tsparks