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Forms of Government

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Forms of Government SSCG19 The student will compare and contrast governments that are unitary, confederal, and federal; autocratic, oligarchic and democratic; and presidential and parliamentary. Governments Distribute Power 3 ways that governments distribute power
Unitary
Confederation
Federal Local Governments have some power, but are under control of a central Government Unitary Government Central Government has power Examples: Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia Confederation Central Governments that rely on the local governments for its existence Local Governments have power over Central Examples: The United Nations is similar to a confederation.
Our original government (Articles of Confederation) Federal Government Power is shared by local and central Governments The United States of America is an example of a federal Government Compare and contrast the 3 forms of Government Unitary Government Confederation Federal Central Government Power is shared Central Government has all the power Local Government has all the power 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 more control in a democratic government. Theocracy A government where a God or deity is the supreme ruler.

Examples: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel Does a theocracy sound more like an authoritative or democratic government??? 2 main forms of democratic governments
Presidential
Parliamentary Presidential Democracy

Also called Congressional Democracy

A president is chosen to lead as the chief executive

The U.S.A. is a presidential/congressional democracy Parliamentary Government

People vote for the political party that best represents them

The political party chooses a leader to be the executive, called a prime minister The Confederate States of America A unitary system of government is characterized by;

a.a single center of power.
b.rulers who control every aspect of human affairs.
c.a division of power between a central government and local government.
d.one dominant branch of government. By definition, a state must have a body of people with a defined territory and

a. a sovereign government.
b. an oligarchy.
c. a democracy.
d. a constitution.
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