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UNIT ONE VOCAB
Terms in this set (22)
The institution through which society makes and enforces public policies
The study of the rights and duties of citizenship
The body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a government
a form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority
-a form of government in which the supreme authority rest with the people
a body of people living in a defined territory who have a government with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of a higher authority
The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which any independent state is governed
a form of government in which a single person holds unlimited political power
a form of government in which the power to rule is held by small, usually self-appointed elite
state governed as one single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any administrative divisions (subnational units) exercise only powers that their central government chooses to delegate.
a form of government in which powers are divided between the central government and several local governments
Division of Powers
basic principle of federalism, the constitutional provisions by which the governmental powers are divided on a geographic basis (in the united states, between the national government and the states)
a joining of several states/groups for a common purpose
a form of government in which the executive and legislative branches of the government are separate independent and coequal.
a form of government in which the executive branch is made up of the prime minister, or premier, and the officials cabinets.
an adjustment of opposing principles of systems by modifying some aspect of each
basic principle of american government which states that government is restricted in what it may do, and each individual has rights that government cannot take away
system of government in which public policies are made by officials selected by the votes and held accountable in periodic elections.
a legislative body composed of two chambers
a legislative body composed of one house
a person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference.
basic principle of the american system of government which asserts that the people are the source of any and all governmental power, and government can exist only with the consent of the government
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UNIT THREE VOCAB
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UNIT FIVE VOCAB
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