Ch. 1 section 1 Magruders American Government
Vocab for section 1.
Terms in this set (19)
the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies.
Power to make laws and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
the power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning and to settle disputes
the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a government
Those who rule are not held responsible to the will of the people.
Supreme authority rest with the people.
The state was born of force
The state developed naturally out of the early family
The Divine Right Theory
God created the state and that God had given those of royal birth a "divine right" to rule.
social contract theory
People agree to give up some freedoms in order to have a safer society.
a centralized government in which all government powers belong to a single, central agency.
a form of government in which the executive and legislative branches of the government are separate independent, and coequal.
Executive branch is made up from members of the legislative branch.
Single person holds all the power (examples would be dictatorships and monarchies).
a government in which the power to rule is held by a small, usually self-appointed group.
the powers of government are divided between a central government and several local governments.
Alliance of independent states
Government holds absolute power over the people.