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Basic Governments

Eight Basic Government Types for seventh grade social studies in Gwinnett

Form of government where a ruler has supreme power, usually for life and by right of birth. Monarchy (Absolute)
Form of government where the monarch has limited power and is mostly ceremonial. Monarchy (Constitutional)
Form of government where supreme power is in the constitution with the goal of protecting the rights of each citizen. The people's elected representatives vote on legislation. Republic
Form of government where the leader is directly elected by citizens and then forms the government by selecting people to fill important roles. Presidential Democracy
Form of government in which power is held by one person who has complete control over all government decisions. Power is usually gained and kept through force. Dictatorship
Form of government ruled by Islamic beliefs and laws with some voting power in the hands of the people. Islamic Republic
Form of government in which the government owns all resources and there is limited political and economic freedom for the citizens. Communism
Form of government where God is recognized as the highest authority, but laws are interpreted by religious leaders. Theocracy
Form of government where the elected group with the most representatives in the legislature forms the government and this group's leader becomes the head of the executive branch of the country's government. Parliamentary Democracy
Type of citizen participation where the citizens get to choose the government. Democratic
Type of citizen participation where only one person has the power to make decisions. Autocratic
Type of citizen participation where only a few people have the power to make the decisions in the government. Oligarchic
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