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Gov Chapter 1 Review
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Which system of government is an indirect form of democracy?
What type of government did the united states first operate under?
What is the most extreme system of government?
Which system of government is an American invention?
In which system are the executive and legislative branches of government fused?
What is a unitary form of government?
ultimate authority rests in a single national government
What is a federal form of government?
divides power over people and territory between a national government and smaller regions of government
What is a confederal form of government?
independent states join to form a central government
In a presidential system what is the president in charge of?
The executive branch
The people are the ultimate source of authority in what governmental system?
Which form of government has been most common throughout history?
Who runs the government in an oligarchy?
a few powerful people
The vast majority of the world's nations have what system of government?
Describe a confederal system.
Independent states join to form a central government
The power to carry out and administer the law is known as what kind of power?
What do we call the supreme power of a state to act within its own territory?
What are the basic functions of government?
to make an enforce public policies
Rulers who are seen as right and proper by key segments of the population are known as?
Which philosopher argued that government must have great power to force obedience to its laws and defend itself?
Name the three basic types of power that governments use?
Legislative, Executive, Judicial
What are characteristics of the state?
A political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people
What are examples of providing for the public good?
building roads, schools, making sure people are fed
Who said that life without government was like a war pitting each individual against the other?
What is the Chinese concept of "Mandate of Heaven"?
Divine right of Kings
Why did early people want a 'social contract,' why was it necessary?
To secure their natural rights according to the government
What did Rousseau believe?
People are innocent by nature
Which power involves the authority to interpret laws and settle disputes?
What is another names for 'The General Welfare'?
What form of democracy are in large, industrialized nations?
Describe the art of compromise
an agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions
What principle does "all men are created equal" refer to?
What is the function of government in a free enterprise system?
Makes sure the producers provide health, safety, and well being of consumers
What did the founders believe that "economic freedom" allowed people to do?
What two ideals did De Tocqueville believe in?
Liberty and Equality
Where does government authority come from in the american system?
Americans believe in majority rule but what do they want to protect?
What does citizen participation require of each person?
taking part in formal political processes
What are the two parts of the federal system?
National and State
The President is not the leader of the nation but rather the head of which section of government?
How did people equated liberty with
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