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Intro to Government

TermDefinition
government A group of people who keep law and order and make laws to keep society safe and organized.
democracy Type of government that is controlled by elected citizens. (voting)
limited power government A principle of constitutional government; a government whose powers are defined and limited by a constitution.
unlimited power government No restraints are placed on the authority of the government. Individual rights are curbed. Includes tyranny, totalitarian and authoritarian
federal republic U.S. government based on a main constitution and rights of citizens.
authoritarian A government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power and citizens' rights are few.
monarchy A form of government in which power is vested in hereditary kings and queens who govern in the interests of all.
communism A political system in which the government owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country.
dictator Leader who has absolute power and rules a nation by force
local government Governs all things necessary to run a county, city or town (mayor)
state government Control of business, labor, farming, trades and professions (governor)
federal government The idea of government located in one place managing an entire country's national affairs. (president)
executive branch Carries out or enforces the laws
legislative branch Has the power to make laws
judicial branch The branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws and the administration of justice
Created by: gsaunders
 

 



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