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wealthy upper class

civic virtue

citizens and leaders were willing to set aside private interests and personal concerns for the common good

common good

that which is good for the community as a whole


leaders that are chosen to represent citizens and serve their interest

direct democracy

the people themselves control governmnet; works best in small community


interest groups


a person elected to act and speak for others

representative democracy

a system of government in which the people elect officials to make and administer laws for their country


a country that has a government in which power is held by the people who elect representatives

republican government

a system for ruling in which power is held by the people who are eligible to elect representatives to run the government for the common good.

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