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US Government Section 2 Quiz
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How is power distributed in a federal government?
The power is divided between a centra and several local (regional) government.
How does a federal state differ from a confederate state?
They differ because a federal state's national government and states are coequal partners and in a confederate state most power belongs to local (regional) governments.
What is the relationship between the executive and legislative branches in a parliamentary government?
In a parliamentary government, the executive is chosen by the legislature.
Why do some dictatorships adopt some of the features of a democratic government?
Dictatorships present the outward appearance of control by the people to make it seem as though they are the ones choosing to do things, when in reality it is the dictators final and only forceful descison.
Explain why it is possible that a unitary government might be either democratic or dictated in form.
It can be in a single central form, such as Parliament or by unitary force.
What are some forms of government in the world today?
Some forms of government include democracies and dictatorships, as well as monarchies and communists.
what is a federal government?
A federal government is when powers of government are divided.
what is a division of power?
A division of power is equal, divided powers of government.
what is a presidential government?
A presidential government features a separation of power.
What is parliamentary government?
A parliamentary government includes a prime minister and president.
What is an autocracy?
An autocracy is when a single person holds all power.
What is an oligarchy?
An oligarchy is when power is held by a small, self-appointed group.
What is an unitary government?
An unitary government is a centralized government.
What is a confederate government?
A confederate government is an alliance of independent states.
In Democracy ..
power is held by the people
An indirect democracy is a ..
A direct democracy is a ..
In a dictatorship ..
all power is help by one person or group
An example of a autocracy is ..
An example of a oligarchy ..
An example of a unitary government ..
An example of a federal government ..
the US Government
An example of a confederate government ..
the European Union (EU)
An example of a presidential government ..
the US government
An example of a parliamentary government ..
Political scientists frequently classify governments according to ..
who participate in the governing process
How can the US be considered a republic, not a democracy?
Representatives of the people express the popular will.
Power resides with the central government and local governments are secondary in ..
In parliamentary government, ..
the prime minster belongs to both the executive and legislative branches.
Example of an indirect and direct democracy.
indirect- the US government
direct- town meeting
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