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7th grade civics

Who Rules?

oligarchy a small group of of people as all the power
theocracy a government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority
anarchy nobody is in control or everyone is
autocracy a government in which one person has all the power
monarchy a king or queen rules the country
dictatorship a form of government where one leader has absolute control over citizens' lives
democracy citizens hold the political power
representative democracy citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government- The elected representatives do the day-to-day work of governing.
direct democracy there are no representatives- Citizens are directly involved in the day-to-day work of governing.
Created by: amygerman