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Into to Govt

Map Notes on Intro to govt ~

Absolute Monarchy Autocracy in which a king, queen, or emperor exercises supreme powers of govt
Authoritarian A form of govt in which those in power hold absolute and unchangeable authority over people such as in a dictatorship
Confederation A group of states of nations united for a common purpose
Consent of the governed John Lock's idea that the govt gets its right to govern from the people. Thomas Jefferson included this principle in the Declaration of Independence
Democracy A form of govt in which political control is exercised by all people, either directly or through their elected representatives
Dictatorship A govt in which the leader has absolute power and authority
Federal System A system in which sovereignty is shared so that in some matters the national govt is supreme and on others the state, regional or provincial govt are supreme
Majority Rule A principle of democracy that asserts that the greater number of citizens in any political unit should select officials and determine policies
Oligarchy A system of govt in which a small group holds power
Parlismrntsry A form of govt that gives govt the authority to a legislature or parliament which in turn selects the executive among its own members
Popular Sovereignty The rule by the people. Basic principle of the American System of govt that asserts that the people are the sources of any and all govt power and that govt can exist only with the consent of the governed
Popular Govt A form of democratic govt in which a president heads the executive branch
Totalitarian A govt that exercises dictatorial(authoritarian) power over nearly every aspect of human dignity
Unitary Govt A centralized system in which all powers of govt belongs to a single, central agency
Created by: Yachiru1385



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