Civics Types of government (republic, democracy, etc.)
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A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting
citizens vote directly on laws and other issues.
(1) ancient Greece
(2) town meetings (happen occasionally in Northeastern states)
(3) voting directy on taxes, etc., on Election Day.
three examples of direct democracy
False--they tend to work well in smaller groups
True or false: Direct democracies are very feasible (practical) in large nations.
country that gave us the model for democracy
country that gave us the model for republican government, as well as the idea for an elected legislature
when a leader abuses and monopolizes power
a supreme ruler of a territory, usually a king or queen (or shah, or sultan, or emperor), usually for life (or until he/she abdicates), and usually by hereditary right.
(There are constitutional monarchies today--such as Great Britain--in which the ruler (Queen Elizabeth II) has mostly ceremonial power, and a Parliament / Prime Minister and other government officials represent citizens & make policy.)
a person who has been granted citizenship in a country. Usually based on either being born in the country, or having parents who are citizens of that country, or immigrating to a country and becoming a "naturalized" citizen.
the principle that popular majorities are important but limited in power, because they choose people to represent them, and those representatives are the ones that make policy.
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