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Types of Government

TermDefinition
inherited the right to rule is ___________, or passed from one family member to another
civil liberties individual rights or freedoms are called ___________ ___________ .
political rights the rights of citizens to participate in their government are called ___________ ____________ .
absolute monarchy in this type of government the hereditary king or queen holds ALL the power
constitutional monarchy in this type of government the legislative assembly (similar to our congress) holds the real power, while the king or queen acts as a figure head without any real political power
theocracy in this type of government the political authority or power is held by a religious leader or leaders
dictatorship in this type of government a ruler holds complete and total power over the people
democracy in this type of government the power to rule comes from the people (citizens)
representative democracy in this type of democracy the people elect representatives who decide the issues for them
government the organization that people set up to protect their community and to make rules for its members
monarchy a government in which the authority over people is based on a tradition of loyalty to a king or queen
figure-head a ceremonial head of state who holds no real political power
divine power the power of god
direct democracy citizens themselves vote directly on issues
written constitution a document that spells out exactly what powers the government has