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Social Studies Gov't


Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community
Purpose why something is done or is created
source of power how people make decisions
democracy (direct) majority of the vote rules
democracy (representative) representatives vote on behalf of the people, such as the United States.
monarchy a type of government where a monarch (king, queen, etc.) rules.
dictatorship a government ruled by a dictator (one ruler, usually by force)
anarchy a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority.
republic a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
Social Contract Some individuals have consented to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority in exchange for protection of their remaining rights
state of nature the hypothetical concept of what life was like before societies
preserve a sphere of activity regarded as being reserved for a particular person or group maintaining something in its original state
protect to keep safe from harm or injury; to preserve
liberty the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.
property a thing or things belonging to someone
citizen a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized; an inhabitant of a town or city
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