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4 Purposes of Government

S P E N
STUDY
PLAY
4 Purposes of Government
SPEN:
-maintain Social Order
-provide Public Services
-make Economic Decisions
-provide National Security
Civics
The study of the rights and duties of citizenship
Government
Institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, and enforces decisions that are binding on all people living within the state...SPEN
Democracy
-Originated in athens, Greece in 510 BC
-Means "power of the people"
-Cleisthenes introduced idea of Democracy
-Direct Democracy...all citizens participate in government, choose officials, and pass laws
B.C./B.C.E
Before Christ/Before Common Era
-same time period
A.D./C.E.
Anno Domini (the year of our Lord)/Common Era
-same time period