Upgrade to remove ads
Origins of Government Terms
Terms in this set (30)
All citizens participate in the government on a first hand basis (citizens vote directly on laws)
Monarch has limited power based on a written document
All power rests in one single national government
No government, self rule
Powers of government are divided between national and several state governments
An alliance of independent states
Monarch has total power
Dictatorship that is ruled by a group rather than one person
The citizens elect a relatively small group of citizens to represent them in government
One ruler, however usually gains power through military strength
The ability to make decisions about what you want without the interference from others
All the people have the ability to make decisions and can vote on what they want
4 Elements of a State
1. Population 3. Sovereignty
2. Territory 4. Government
The power to establish law
The power to carry out the law
The power to interpret law and settle disputes
A government that divides the power between the branches of government
People vote for the legislative branch of government and the legislative branch chooses executive branch (prime minister)
Fundamental set of written laws that establish principles, structures and processes of government.
Philosopher who argued that people are entitled to certain natural rights and that they give government the authority to protect those rights. If government fails to do this, it is the right of the people to overthrow the government.
Philosopher who believed that people agreed among themselves to hand over their rights to a powerful central government in exchange for their safety and protection.
Enlightenment Philosopher who argued that pure - or direct - democracy was best
Enlightenment Philosopher who argued that the powers of a government must be divided among different parts of the government.
"The Great Charter"; a written legal agreement signed in 1215 that limited the English monarch's power
the idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property
An agreement between the people and their government signifying their consent to be governed
Theory of government whereby early governments evolved from family, clan, and tribal structures.
Social Contract Theory
The belief that people are free and equal by natural right, and that this in turn requires that all people give their consent to be governed; espoused by John Locke and influential in the writing of the declaration of independence.
Theory of government in which God created the state and that God had given those of royal birth a "divine right" to rule
Theory about the origin of government whereby a person or a group of people take control of an area, such as a state, and make everyone in that area follow their rules and beliefs.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
AP-GOV Chapter 2 Terms
AP-GOV Chapter 18 Terms
Constitution & Bill of Rights Vocab
AP-GOV Chapter 17 Terms
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
American Government - Your Voice, Your Future | Ma…
Government Unit 1 Terms
Chapter 1- Government Vocabulary
US Government Unit 1 Study Guide
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
IED Unit 3 Vocab - Complete
IED Unit 3 Vocabulary
IED Unit 3 Vocabulary
IED Unit 2 Vocabulary