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Types of Government

7th grade SS. Types of Government
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Trey Coggins

on 24 October 2013

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Types of Government
SS7CG4 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.

a.Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal.

b. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic.

c. Describe the two predominant forms of democratic governments: parliamentary and presidential.
Unitary
Confederation
Federal
3 ways governments distribute power
What is a Unitary
Form of Government?
local governments have some power,
but are Under control of a Central Government.
Central Government Has Power
Examples: Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia
What is a Confederation?
Central Government depends on the Local Governments
For Its Existence.

Local Governments Have Power Over Central.
Examples: The U.N. is like a Confederation. Our original
Government (Articles of Confederation).
What is a federal
Government?
Power is shared by Local and Central Governments.

The U.S.A Has a Federal Government System.
Compare and Contrast the
3 forms of Government
Unpack the Standard
Governments
Distribute
Power
Unitary
Confederation
Federal System
Central Government
Central Govt has
all power
Local Govt has
all power
Power is shared
Citizen participation
Autocratic
Oligarchic
Democratic
Autocratic

System where 1 Ruler has
Absolute Power.

Ruler Can do Whatever
They Want.
Oligarchic

A few people have Power

Small Group or Political
Party Controls Government.
Democratic

"Rule By The People"

People have a much greater
Say in how they will be
Governed.
People have more control in a Democratic Society.

Autocratic and Oligarchic Governments are more
authoritative, meaning the people have little say.
Theocracy

A Government where a god or diety
is the supreme ruler. Usually, the
ruler is a religious leader.

Examples:
Saudi Arabia and Iran
Does A theocracy sound more like an
authoritative or Democratic Society?

Mecca in Saudi Arabia
Iran
2 Main Forms of
Democratic Government

Presidential
Parliamentary

Presidential Democracy

Also called Congressional Democracy

A president is chosen to lead as the
chief executive.

The USA is a Presidential/Congressional
Democracy.

Parliamentary Democracy

People vote for political Party
That Best Represents them.

Political Party Chooses a leader
to be the Executive, called a
Prime Minister.

In both forms, the people have a great
deal of control or power
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