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Government

the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed

property

a characteristic used to describe matter

sovereignty

government free from external control

Federal Reserve System

The country's central banking system, which is responsible for the nation's monetary policy by regulating the supply of money and interest rates

Brain Trust

Group of expert policy advisers who worked with FDR in the 1930s to end the great depression

Great Society

the term for the domestic programs of the Johnson administration

monarchy

state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen

oligarchy

a political system governed by a few people

aristocracy

the most powerful members of a society

arbitary

unreasonable

Rule by law

recognition that laws exist and all are subject to them equally

code of law

a written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government, a written set of laws that apply to everyone under a government

Justinian's Code

an organized collection and explanation of Roman laws for use by the Byzantine Empire

democracy

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

republic

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

centralized government

a government in which a central authority controls the running of a state.

liberty

freedom of choice

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