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Workbook Chapter 4 Section 1

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Democracy
__________ is rule by the people.
Direct democracy
__________ is a system in which the poeple govern themselves -- the people basically vote on all major decisions.
Representative democracy
__________ is a system in which the people choose leaders to govern -- the people elect representatives who then make all major decisions.
democratic republic
A (An) __________ is a country with a representative democracy.
limited government
__________ is the idea that the power of a government can be limited (by a constitution, for example).
legislature
The __________ is the group of representatives that make the law. Ours is called Congress and is divided into the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Natural rights
__________ are rights that the government cannot legitimately take away. Thomas Jefferson referred to these as including "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
social contract
A (An) __________ is an implied agreement in which the poeple agree to give up some freedom in exchange for the government's protection of people's rights.
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