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1 Thanks to Ms. Bennett Lanier Middle School

2  Discuss with your elbow partner.

3  All countries require governments to function.  Governments provide laws, structure, public services, and national defense.

4  Federal, Confederation, Unitary

5  Federal– Power is shared by a powerful central government and the state or local governments.  States or provinces are given considerable self rule, usually through their own legislatures. Examples: › United States › Russia › Germany

6 State Governments Power is Shared

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8 Unitary – a system in which the power is held by one central authority All power is given to one branch of government. Examples: › France › United Kingdom (U.K.) › Sweden › Spain › Former Soviet Union

9 Central has ALL power State Governments

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11 Confederation - a system in which power is shared by an alliance or union of political organizations Independent states voluntarily work together for some common purpose and agree to certain limits on their freedom of action as a confederation. Examples: -European Union -Switzerland

12 State/Local governments have ALL the power

13 CONFEDERATIONFEDERALUNITARY ALL CONTROL AT LOCAL LEVEL CENTRAL (NATIONAL) AND LOCAL SHARE POWER ALL CONTROL AT CENTRAL (NATIONAL) LEVEL

14 Let’s get in groups of three. Number yourselves one, two, and three.  Ones explain to the twos and threes how a unitary government system distributes power.  Twos explain to the ones and threes how a confederation government system distributes power.  Threes explain to the ones and twos how a federal government system distributes power.

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16  Your task:  Create an award that will go with each of the three ways that government systems distribute power  Write the award and also include a brief description of why the award was given. › For example: “Most Likely to Back Each Other Up In A War” › Confederate System -- The member countries have alliances with each other.

17 Government SystemAward & Reason Federal Confederation“Most Likely to Back Each Other Up In A War” --Member countries form an alliance Unitary


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