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Government 2020

Forms of Gov, Electoral process, Federalists, Bill of rights, Branches of Gov.

TermDefinition
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.
Representative Democracy Citizens elect leaders to represent their rights and interests in government. Citizens hold the political power
Oligarchy A government consisting of a small group of people who have all the power.
Junta A small group of people, usually a military officers, who rule a country after taking it over by force.
Theocracy A government that is ruled by religious law.
Anarchy No one is in control. There is no government.
Popular Vote A tally of all the votes cast in a presidential election.
Electors Delegates from each state who do the actual voting for the president.
Absoute Majority A presidential candidate must have AT LEAST 270 electoral votes to win the election.
Nine The number of electors from South Carolina.
Federalists Federalists believed that a strong central government was necessary to protect citizens' rights and freedoms.
Anti-Federalists Anti-Federalists wanted a small central government; they believed that a strong central government would overpower state governments.
Federal A system where the central government shares power with a smaller unit of power (the states).
Amendment Another word for changes. The first 10 Amendments (changes) to the U.S. Constitution are the called Bill of Rights.
The Bill of Rights The first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that guarantee a list of rights to protect citizens.
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