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Types of Government

SS150 Unit 19

What is government? The person or group of people that make decisions for a country or state
what are the three basic types of government? Democracies, dictatorships, and monarchies
what is a democracy? a government of the people, governed for the people, by the people. People have more freedom in a democracy.
how does a democracy work? the people get to decide who is in charge through elections. Citizens can run for public office.
what kind of elections are there? citywide, statewide, and nationwide
representative democracy? a type of government founded n the idea that citizens choose people to represent them in the government.
The United States is an example of what kind of government? a representative democracy.
what is a direct democracy? it is a type of government that allows all citizens the chance to participate in important decision making processes.
what is ancient Greece's government an example of? a direct democracy.
what is a monarchy? a king or queen rules the country for as long as they are alive
what is one of the oldest forms of government? Monarchies
How is the next monarch decided? it is usually inherited by the first born.
Do monarchs have absolute power? In earlier days, the monarchs did have absolute powers. In modern days however, most monarchs are constitutional so they share power through a democracy.
Absolute monarchy an absolute monarchy is when the monarch has absolute control.
Constitutional monarchy a constitutional monarchy is when the monarch shares control with a parliament or a democracy.
what is a dictatorship? a single individual has gained power through force and everyone must follow his policies.
How does a dictatorship work? the ruler has absolute power over all branches of government and the military. The citizens have little to no voice, they must follow the policies of the dictator
Who is an example of a dictator? Adolf Hitler
Benevolent dictatorship when a dictator maintains his position as head of the country for the sake of the country instead of self interest.
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