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Absolute & Constituional Monarchs

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What is the definition of an absolute monarchy?
a government in which a king/queen has all power that he/she inherited from a family member
How does an Absolute Monarchy acquire Power?
Through inheritance of a dead family member or abdication
How does an Absolute Monarch use power?
To enforce his/her absolute rule
How does an Absolute Monarchy justify its power?
by the Divine Right of Kings which states that God has selected the leaders as rulers of the land
What is purpose of an Absolute Monarchy?
To keep the ruling family in power without major threats to that power
What is the structure/function of an Absolute Monarchy?
the king is the leader of the system, all others support the King's wishes/command
What is the opportunity for participation in an Absolute Monarchy?
The people can only change the government through revolution.
What is purpose of a Constitutional Monarchy?
To allow the Parliament to place laws on the king while allowing the king to retain some traditional power
What is the definition of a Constitutional Monarchy?
a government in which a king/queen has power that is limited by a parliament but he/she inherited power from a family member
How does a Constitutional Monarch acquire Power?
Through inheritance of a dead family member or abdication
How does a Constitutional Monarchy use power?
To only use power where it is constitutionally given, otherwise power is given to Parliament.
How does a Constitutional Monarch justify his/her power?
By citing the government's set of laws and or Constitution as his/her source for authority; gives up some power to the People/Parliament
What is the structure/function of a Constitutional Monarchy?
The monarch has symbolic power over the country while the Parliament has decision-making power.
What is the opportunity for participation in a Constitutional Monarchy?
The people elect representatives who can limit the King's authority.
This type of monarch becomes king when his dad dies.
Constitutional and Absolute
This type of monarch has unlimited or all power.
Absolute
This type of monarch has power that is limited by a parliament or a grouping of laws.
Constitutional
This type of monarch is elected by all the people.
None!
This type of monarch answers only to himself or God.
Absolute
This type of monarch has limited types of power.
Constitutional
How do absolute monarchs differ from constitutional monarchs in the way they acquire power and in their ability to use power?
-Absolute and Constitutional Monarchs both acquire power through inheritance or abdication.
-An Absolute Monarch has the ability to use unlimited power.
-A Constitiutional Monarch has limited power through a constitution/set of laws