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Unit 1 Vocabulary

Terms from Unit 1 (Chapter 2)

Code A collection of rules concerning one subject
Direct Democracy A system of government where all voters meet in one place to decide what action to take.
Representative Democracy A system of government where the people elect representatives to carry out the work of the government for them (A Republic)
Monarch A person, such as a king or queen, who reigns over a kingdom or empire.
Theocracy A system of government controlled by one or more religious leaders.
Dictator A person who rules with complete and absolute power, and who often takes power by force.
Sovereignty The authority of a state or country to govern itself.
Constitution A written plan of government
Oligarchy A government where all power is consolidated in a small group of people.
Republic A form of Representative Democracy
Human Rights Basic rights to which all people are entitled.
Confederation A loose association
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