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6th -Unit 2.2 L Amer

Unit 2.2 SS6CG2 Government

autocratic a government with a single ruler with unlimited power; citizens have little or no role in the government.
dictatorship a form of government where one leader has total power over a country.
democratic a government with supreme power given to the people by electing representatives to govern them.
parliamentary democracy a government with executive power given to members of a legislature who choose a leader.
presidential democracy a government with separate executive and legislative branches; citizens elect both branches.
head of government the top leader who manages day-to-day activities in a government.
head of state the top leader who represents a government at official and ceremonial functions.
president title often given to the head of government (and head of state) in a presidential democracy; elected by the citizens.
prime minister title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy; selected from among the members of the legislature.
parliament common name given to the legislature in a parliamentary democracy.
political party an organization which represents a specific political agenda and socioeconomic positions within a given nation.
compulsory mandatory and enforced, NOT voluntary.
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