4 Purposes of Government

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S P E N

4 Purposes of Government

SPEN:
-maintain Social Order
-provide Public Services
-make Economic Decisions
-provide National Security

Civics

The study of the rights and duties of citizenship

Government

Institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, and enforces decisions that are binding on all people living within the state...SPEN

Democracy

-Originated in athens, Greece in 510 BC
-Means "power of the people"
-Cleisthenes introduced idea of Democracy
-Direct Democracy...all citizens participate in government, choose officials, and pass laws

B.C./B.C.E

Before Christ/Before Common Era
-same time period

A.D./C.E.

Anno Domini (the year of our Lord)/Common Era
-same time period

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