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Govt Unit 1 Vocab

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Unitary government Power held in national government
Fedral government Power is shared between National and State government
Confederate government Power is held in state government
Limited government Power of the government is limited
Unlimited government Power of the goverment is not limited
Dictatorship One person holds all the power by force
Absolute monarchy One person holds all the power-inherited
Oligarchy Rule by a small group
Direct democracy All people vote on all issues/laws
Representative democracy Citizens elect representatives to vote for them
Presidential democracy Exec. and Legis. branches are seperated
Parliamentary democracy Exec. is chosen from the legislature
Magna Carta 1215, limited the kings power
Natural rights Life, liberty, property
Seperation of powers The three branches of Govt.
Checks and balances power to check the power of other branches
Rule of law No one is above the law
Consent of the governed People give the govt. its power