Forms of Government Quiz
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a system of government where power lies between the people and they elect representatives to make laws.
A form of government where the state controls nearly every aspect of a person's life.
a system of government where power is controlled by the clergy, and church law is superior to any other laws.
Complete lack of government
a system of government where a small elite group holds all power. Power due to wealth, military status, family connections or social status.
a theory based on a collectivist society where all things of value are owned by the people and political power is dispersed among everyone. An equal based society.
a form of government where power is held by a king or queen. Rulers take power as a result of family lineage.
a form of government where decisions are made by the people directly, not through elected representatives.
A system of government where power is concentrated into the hands of one person who has complete power. The person is either elected or has overthrown the previous government.
-human nature is good and government should not be too strong
-humans have the natural rights of life, liberty, and property
-the role of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and to protect citizens from violence or injury of others.
-importance of the individual
-people have the right to overthrow
-General Will: the idea that citizens must do what is good for everyone even if it does not benefit themselves
-benefits of individulaism are limited and benefits of community are limitless
-people give up their freedom for a government that can better serve the people as a whole
-government can help people achieve full potential
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