government lesson 3
Terms in this set (9)
a government in which one person has all the power. There are two types: monarchy and a dictatorship
rule by one person, usually royalty, with the right to govern passed through blood lines.
a form of government where one leader has absolute control over citizens; usually through military means
rule by the people. there are two types: direct democracy and representative democracy
all people vote on policy initiatives directly; there are no elected leaders
Republic/ representative democracy
citizens elect others to represent them in various processes of government and decision making
government that recognizes God or a divine being as the ultimate authority. Religious law is used to settle disputes and rule the people.
rule by few. a small group of people has all the power
lack of government; the absence of government