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Chapter 1 Government
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which system of government is largely an American invention?
the people are the ultimate source of authority in which government system?
which system of government is an indirect form of Democracy, placing political decision making at least one step away from the people?
the executive and legislative branches of government are fused in which type of government?
which form of government has been the most common throughout world history?
which type of governmental system did the United States have in its earliest days?
in a presidential system, the president is in charge of which branch of government?
in an oligarchy, who runs the government?
a small group of people
which form of government does one person control most of the governing decisions?
the supreme power of a state to act within its territory and have absolute authority over its internal and external affairs is called what?
which theory holds that the first governments formed as a result of people agreeing among themselves to submit to the authority of a state?
in which system does the central government have only the powers given to it by the states?
basic functions of a government
national security, maintain order, resolve conflicts, provide services, provide for the public good
which power involves the authority to interpret the laws and to settle disputes between members of society?
the power to carry out, enforce, and administer the law is known as the?
what are the characteristics of a state?
population, territory, government, sovereignty
what principles of american democracy is at work when two opposing groups relax some of their demands in an attempt to reach an agreement?
what is the function of government in a free enterprise system?
limiting its interference
principle that all people possess a fundamental worth that entitles them to fair treatment under the law
government characterized by having a leader who is elected to a limited term of office
Americans believe strongly that a balance should be struck between majority rule and protecting what?
system of government in which one person holds unlimited power over government?
needs and interests of the people as a whole
what principle of american democracy is exemplified when people vote, obey the law, serve on juries, keep informed about current issues, or volunteer for social services?
system of government in which power is shared between national and smaller regional levels of government
theory in which a ruler answers only to God
set of rules said to e derived form the natural world
governmental system in which states keep full control over their territories and people
political rights help by less than half of the population
rule by a few
core ideals of american democracy
liberty, equality, self government
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