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constitutional monarchy
leader of a government that has a sovereign as its head of state with limited power
autocracy
a form of government where the ruler has absolute, or total, power
oligarchy
a form of government where a political party or other small group makes all the major decisions
confederation
a system where local governments hold all the power and the central government is weak and depends on the local governments for its existence
legislative branch
the branch of government that creates the laws of a country
judicial branch
the branch of government that is in charge of a country's courts and that settles disputes among citizens and between citizens and the government
unitary government
a form of government where the central (national) government holds almost all the power
executive branch
the branch of government that enforces, or carries out, the laws passed by the legislative branch
legislative branch
the branch of government that creates the laws of a country
Judicial Branch
the branch of government that is in charge of a country's courts and that settles disputes among citizens and between citizens and the government
legislative branch
House of Representatives and the Senate
judicial branch
Supreme Court
executive branch
State Department, FBI, and other government agencies
executive branch
attorney general
judicial branch
interprets rulings and laws
executive branch
investigates and carries out the laws
legislative branch
creates the budget and votes on laws
executive branch
military leadership
judicial branch
judges, lawyers, and courts
executive branch
Chief of Staff, Joint Chiefs, and others who support the President
confederation
a system where local governments hold all the power and the central government is weak and depends on the local governments for its existence
federation
a form of government where power is shared among different levels of government; a government where power is divided between national and state and local governments
unitary
the national government is the only government
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