21 terms

Government Unit One (2018)

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democracy
government by the people
direct democracy
government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly
parliamentary democracy
system of government in which citizens elect representatives to a parliament to make the laws and decisions for the country.
presidential democracy
government in which the citizens directly elect a president
republic
a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
dictatorship
A form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority.
free enterprise (within democracy)
a type of economy in which people are free to buy, sell, and produce whatever they want
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
Theocracy
A government controlled by religious leaders
single party state
a country in which one political party controls the government
judicial branch
the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
legislative branch
the branch of government that makes the laws
executive branch
the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
amendment
a change added to a bill, law, or constitution
articles
one of seven main divisions of the body of the constitution
bill of rights
first ten amendments to the constitution
freedom of speech
the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.
preamble
a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
popular sovereignty
people hold the final authority in all matters of government
federalism
A system in which power is divided between the national and state governments
supremacy clause
the provision declaring the Constitution to be the supreme law of the land
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