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Chpt. 4

A government determined solely by the ruler. Absolute Monarchy
Political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. Divine Right of Kings
A system in government in which the power is shared by all the people. Democracy
A government in which citizens elect representatives to make laws. Republic
What citizens are allowed to have in the government. Rights
Freedom from external or foreign rule; independence. Liberty
Abuse of power. Tyranny
Approval of an amendment to the Constitution. Ratification
A form of government in which laws are made directly by the citizens. Direct Democracy
Civic virtue is the cultivation of habits of personal living that are claimed to be important for the success of the community. Civic Virtue
A wild primitive state untouched by civilization. State of Nature
Dividing government power among legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Separation of Powers
The division of powers between the states and the federal, or national, government. Federalism
Responsible for the debts of a company only to a specified amount proportionate to the percentage of stock held. Limited Government
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