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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.

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1 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 government officials have so they cannot take advantage of the people.

2 REPRESENTATIVE 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.

3 UNITED STATES

4 CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY Has King/Queen and a Parliament. King/Queen do not make laws or tell people what they can or cant do. Prime Minister and Parliament run the government. House of Parliament

5 GREAT BRITAIN

6 UNLIMITED GOVERNMENT Power belongs to the ruler or rulers. No rules or laws exist to limit what the ruler can or cannot do.

7 DICTATORSHIP One person has all the power in the government and dictates what people can and cant do. Hitler

8 ABSOLUTE MONARCHY Kings & Queens have all the power and tell people what they can and cant do.

9 A 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.) IranKhomeini IslamIranKhomeini Islam Click here Click here

10 Communism Theory: Took form in 1800s with a vision towards an ideal society! Theory: Took form in 1800s with a vision towards an ideal society! All people have equal ownership & property All people have equal ownership & property There will be a classless society with NO rich & NO poor There will be a classless society with NO rich & NO poor

11 Communism Reality: Communism is a total govt control & ownership of economy, business, and property!

12 FEDERAL REPUBLIC Has one central, national government and state governments.

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14 PARLIAMENTARY 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 governments ceremonial duties.

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