Governmet Vocabulary

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Government

The power or authority that rules a country

Monarchy/ Dictatorship

Ruled by one

Oligarchy

Ruled by few

Democracy

Ruled by the majority of the people

Republic

Ruled by the law, leaving people alone

Anarchy

No government

Citizenship

The state or condition of being a member of a community with a government and laws

Civics

The study of rights, duties and responsibilities of a citizen

Rights

a power, privilege, immunity, or capacity( space) of which is secured for enjoyment to a person by law

Patriotism

Love, devotion, and loyalty to one's country

Representative Democracy

A form of government in which power is held by the peope and exercised indirectly through elected representatives who make decisions

Direct Democracy

A form of democracy in which the people as a whole make direct decisions, rather then have those decisions made for them by elected representatives

Totalitarian Government

Refers to the belief that every aspect of a citizens life must match the beliefs of those running the government

Constitutional Monarchy

A government that has a monarch who serves as a symbolic head of state

Dictatorship

Tyranny, absolute rule or despotism

Executive Branch

Branch of government that carries out, enforces or executes the law

Legislative branch

Branch that makes the laws

Judicial Branch

branch that interprets laws or tells what the laws mean

What are the 3 branches of Government

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