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Social Studies Ch.4, Section 3 Vocab

Pop quiz on December 1, 2010 You do not have to know the page numbers!
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Economy
a system for producing, distributing,consuming, and owning goods, services, and wealth. pg. 88
Producer
a person who makes products that are used by other people. pg. 88
Goods
products that are to be sold; cars, baskets, computers, and paper are all examples of goods. pg. 88
Services
work done or duties preformed for other people, such as the work of a doctor or of a TV repair person. pg.88
Consumer
a person who buys goods and services. pg. 88
Capitalism
an economic system in which people and privately owned companies own both basic and non-basic buisnesess and industries. pg.89
Socialism
an economic system in which the government owns most basic industries, such as transportation, communications, and banking; each non-basic industries are privately owned. pg. 89
Communism
a theory of government in which property such as farms and factories is owned by the government for the benefit of all citizens, a political system in which the central government controls all aspects of citizens lives. pg. 90
Government
the system that establishes and enforces the laws and institutions of a society; some governments are controlled by many. pg. 90
Direct Democracy
a system of government in which the people participate directly in decision making. pg. 91
Monarchy
a system of authoritarian government headed by a monarchy-usually a king or queen-who inherits the throne by birth. pg.91
Constitution
a set of laws that defines and limits a governments power. pg. 91
Representative Democracy
a system of government in which the people elect representatives to run the affairs of the country. pg. 92
Dictator
a ruler who has complete power over a country. pg.92