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Chapter 2 - Civics Various Governments

Foundations of Government
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Absolute Monarch
A king or queen with absolute, or total power.
Dictatorship
A form of government in which all power is in the hands of one person or a small group.
Democracy
A form of government in which the people of a nation either rule directly or through elected representatives.
Direct Democracy
A form of government in which all the people meet together at one place to make the laws.
Representative Democracy
A form of government in which the people elect representatives to carry on the work of government for them.
Law
A rule of conduct enforced by government.
Constitution
A written plan of government.
Confederation
A loose association of states.
Delegate
A representative.
Parliament
The lawmaking body of the British government.
Bicameral
Consisting of two houses, as in a lawmaking body.
Compromise
An agreement in which each side gives up part of its demands.
Legislature
A lawmaking body of government.
Ratification
Approval by a formal vote.
Federalist
A supporter of the Constitution.
Anti-Federalist
An opponent of the Constitution.
Constitutional Monarchy
A country with a King or Queen but ruled by a Constitution.