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Civics EOC Review: Part 2: Types of Government
Terms in this set (15)
A form of government in which the people hold the power, either directly or through elected representatives
A type of government in which the people govern themselves, all citizens vote on all issues
Representative Democracy or Republic
A type of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
A form of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
A type of government in which power is vested in hereditary kings and queens who govern in the interests of all.
A type of government in which there is a single ruler who has absolute power (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
A type of government in which the king retains his position as head of state, but the actual power resides in an elected government whose power comes from the people, making this a type of Democracy
A form of government in which a religious establishment selects a leader or governs directly.
A government that gives all key powers to the national or central government
A system of government in which power is divided between the national and state governments
A system of government in which a weak central government has limited authority, and the states have ultimate power.
A form of government where in political power is held by a small group or few people.
A society in which all resources and production is owned and run by the government
A society in which all citizens own and control the resources and production equally (has never worked)
Systems of Government
1. Unitary - all power in one central government
2. Federal - power shared between central and states
3. Confederation - all power in state governments