Government Terms

Government

a recognized decision making body for a group or individual

Role of Government

protect, defend, solve problems

Politics

issues of government

politician

a person who runs for office

Political Party

a group of people with the same political beliefs

Plurality

most votes win

6 styles of Government

Democracy, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Confederacy, Oligarchy,Anarchy

Democracy

a. direct
b. indirect- elect for people who will vote for us

Monarchy (family right to rule, passed through generation)

a. absolute- dominate control by king
b.constitutional-figurehead, does not make decisions

Dictatorship

one person rules absolutely, limited time

Confederacy

loose association amongst states, join together for defense, alone for disputes/weak central gov.

Oligarchy

small group of people rule

Anarchy

absence of formal government