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Government chapter 1 section 1
Chapter 1 Section 1
Terms in this set (17)
The institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
All of those things a government decides to do. Cover's matter ranging from taxation, defense, education, crime, healthcare, transportation, and environment, civil rights and working conditions.
The power to make laws and frame public policies
The power to execute, enforce, and administer law.
The power to interpret laws, to determine their meaning, and to settle disputes within the society
The body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of a government.
a form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority
a form of government in which the supreme authority rests with the people
A body of people living in a defined territory who have a government with the power to make and enforce law without the consent of any higher authority
name the four characteristics of a state.
1.Population 2.Territory 3.Sovereignty 4.Government
having supreme power within its own territory; neither subordinate nor responsible to any other authority
An individual or group claimed control over a territory and forced the population to submit. In this way, the state became sovereign, and those in control formed a government.
A population formed out of primitive families. The heads of these families became the government. When these families settled in one territory and claimed it as their own, they became a sovereign state.
Divine Right Theory
God created the state, making it sovereign. The government is made up of those chosen by God to rule a certain territory. The people(population) must obey their ruler.
Social Contract Theory
A population in a given place(territory) gave up as much power to a government as needed to promote the well-being of all. In doing so, they created a sovereign state.
Describes members of a group who share customs, a common language, and ethnic background.
name the 6 purposes of government
1. form a more perfect union 2.establish justice 3.insure domestic tranquility 4.provide for the common defense 5.promote the general welfare 6.secure the blessings of Liberty
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