Presentation on theme: "LIMITED GOVERNMENT Even the people who make the laws have to obey them. Constitutions, statements of rights, or other laws set limits on how much power."— Presentation transcript:
1LIMITED GOVERNMENTEven the people who make the laws have to obey them. Constitutions, statements of rights, or other laws set limits on how much power government officials have so they cannot take advantage of the people.
2REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY Government of the people, for the people. People have a say in what laws are created. The people vote for representatives to represent them in government.
6UNLIMITED GOVERNMENTPower belongs to the ruler or rulers. No rules or laws exist to limit what the ruler can or cannot do.
7DICTATORSHIPHitlerOne person has all the power in the government and dictates what people can and can’t do.
8ABSOLUTE MONARCHYKings & Queens have all the power and tell people what they can and can’t do.
9A nation or state in which the clergy exercise political power and in which religious law is dominant over civil law. Iran led by the Ayatollah Khomeini was a theocracy under the Islamic clergy. (See Islam.)Click here
10CommunismTheory: Took form in 1800’s with a vision towards an “ideal” society!All people have equal ownership & propertyThere will be a classless society with NO rich & NO poor
11CommunismReality: Communism is a total gov’t control & ownership of economy, business, and property!
12Has one central, national government and state governments. FEDERAL REPUBLICHas one central, national government and state governments.
14PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY Voters elect representatives to a lawmaking body called Parliament. These representatives then choose an official called the PRIME MINISTER to head the government. A Governor-General carries out most of the government’s ceremonial duties.