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Yates Chap 1

Yates Chapter 1 Test

4 features of a state population territory sovereignty government
all key powers given to a national government unitary system
loose union of independent states confederacy
rule by the people democracy
power divided between state and national governments federal system
rule by a few oligarchy
rule by one autocracy
totalitarian dictatorship autocracy
people population
land territory
absolute authority sovereignty
rulers were selected by God divine right theory
people give up authority in exchange the government keeps them safe and provides services social contract theory
people participate in government Citizen Participation
people make their own economic decisions Free Enterprise
natural rights if govt does not uphold social contract we should overthrow govt John Locke
Kings, Queens & Emperors (autocracy) Monarchy
originated the idea of the social contract Thomas Hobbes
form of government based on representation republic
placing political decisions one step away from the people republic
type of government in the US AFTER American Revolution confederacy
executive and legislative functions of government are combined parliamentary
people are the ultimate source of authority republic
government where the leader is elected by the people and has a limited term of office presidential
government where all people directly participate direct democracy
needs and interests of the public as a whole "doing the best for the most" general welfare public good
rules derived from the natural world natural rights
rights held by less than half of the population minority rights
all people have value and worth and are entitled to fair treatment equality
one person has unlimited power over the government dictator
Created by: DrYates
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