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1 Types of Government Fall 2011 6 th Grade Social Studies

2 How many types of government are there? There are many, today we are talking about 5 The ones we will talk about today are: Absolute Monarchy Representative Democracy (Republic) Communism Fascism (Dictatorship) Anarchy

3 What will we learn about each type of government? We will be talking about the following: Description of each type of government Limited/Unlimited Government Rule by one, few, or many Strengths Weaknesses Examples

4 Directions!!!! GovernmentDescription Limited or Unlimited Rule by One, Few, or Many StrengthWeaknessExample Absolute Monarchy Representative Democracy (Republic) Communism Fascism (Dictatorship) Anarchy Types of Government Organizer

5 Directions!!! READ the presentation!!!! Under each type of government it tells you what box to write the information in. For example- the next slide is titled “ Absolute Monarchy-Description” You will look for “absolute Monarchy” on your chart, and go to the “description” box, the information on the slide will go in that box.

6 Absolute Monarchy Description King or queen governs with complete power and has supreme authority over all matters

7 Absolute Monarchy Limited or Unlimited? Unlimited

8 Absolute Monarchy Rule by One, Few, or Many? Few

9 Absolute Monarchy Strength Efficient, smooth transition of leadership

10 Absolute Monarchy Weakness You as a citizen, has no right to complain to government or to change the government

11 Absolute Monarchy Example Saudi Arabia

12 Absolute Monarchy Summary King or queen governs with complete power and has supreme authority over all matters. Has efficient, smooth transitions of leadership The citizens cannot complain or change the government An example is Saudi Arabia.

13 Representative Democracy Description People elect representatives to manage the country and make laws.

14 Representative Democracy Unlimited or Limited? Limited

15 Representative Democracy Rule by One, Few, or Many? Many

16 Representative Democracy Strength Has most liberty and personal freedom for everyone in the country.

17 Representative Democracy Weakness Takes longer to enact laws and transitions between leaders.

18 Representative Democracy Example The United States

19 Representative Democracy Summary People elect representatives to manage the country and make laws They have the most liberty and personal freedom Takes longer to enact laws and transition between leaders The United States is an example

20 Communism Description Political and economic system in which factors of production are collectively owned and directed by the state

21 Communism Unlimited or Limited? Unlimited

22 Communism Rule by One, Few, or Many? Few (One Party)

23 Communism Strength A poor nation can gain economic growth more rapidly.

24 Communism Weakness No incentive for a person to do well

25 Communism Example North Korea and Cuba

26 Communism Summary Political and economic system in which factors of production are collectively owned and directed by the state. Poor nations can gain economic growth more rapidly No incentive for a person to do well North Korea and Cuba serve as examples

27 Fascism Description Political philosophy that promotes a strong, central government controlled by military and led by a powerful dictator.

28 Fascism Unlimited or Limited? Unlimited

29 Fascism Rule by One, Few, or Many? Few

30 Fascism Strength Gives a country national pride and unity

31 Fascism Weakness People give up their rights

32 Fascism Example Cuba and World War 2 Italy under their leader Mussolini.

33 Fascism Summary Political philosophy that promotes a strong, central government controlled by military and led by a powerful dictator. Country has national pride and unity People have to give up their rights Cuba and World War 2 Italy under Mussolini serve as examples

34 Anarchy Description Absence or lack of government authority

35 Anarchy Unlimited or Limited? Not really either because government authority doesn’t exist.

36 Anarchy Rule by One, Few, or Many? None

37 Anarchy Strength There are NONE!

38 Anarchy Weakness Chaos, often becomes violent

39 Anarchy Example There are none, its doomed for failure, no one has ever settled on this as a true form of government

40 Anarchy Summary Absence or lack of government authority No strengths Contains chaos, often becomes violent No examples because its doomed for failure.


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