Presentation on theme: "Absolute Monarch A King or Queen rules They have Absolute Authority"— Presentation transcript:
1 Absolute Monarch A King or Queen rules They have Absolute Authority They believe they get their power from GodThey do not recognize “natural rights”. If you have rights, they give them.King Louis XIV (14 ) of France (movie Man in the Iron Mask)
2 Totalitarian Dictatorship One person rules everything about everyoneThey often come to power through election or military forceThey do not recognize “natural rights” so they will make rules about your social life and personal choicesHitler of Germany, Stalin of USSR, Castro of Cuba, and Kim Jung-il of North Korea
3 Direct Democracy People meet to make laws Small communities can use this if everyone is a lot alike, otherwise fights tend to break out when there is a lot of diversityMajorities tend to abuse Minority viewpointsSmall towns in New England, Greece - Athens
4 Republican Democracy or Representative Democracy People elect representatives to make the laws for themAllows for large groups to have views expressed through a representativeRepresentatives may act as a delegate and do as you wish or as a trustee and do what they think is best for you (even if you don’t agree). This offers protection for minority viewsRegular elections lets you remove those that you disagree withThe United StatesGets its name from the Roman Republic
5 Presidential SystemA President is elected by the people to enforce or carry out the lawsHe is not part of the lawmaking or legislative branchThe United States
6 Parliamentary SystemThe executive or person who enforces or carries out laws is chosen by the legislative branchThey are called a Prime MinisterNot directly chosen by the peopleThe two branches are working closely together. The Prime minister would not veto the laws made by the legislative body
7 ConfederationStates come together to form a Loose Friendship or AssociationStates maintain sovreignty (independent rule) and act as nationsStates control money and tradeThe Confederation or friendship is usually just to fight a common enemy or promote trade between states
8 Federal System Two governments have authority to rule A central or national government (federal government) is given power to act on behalf of all states for defense, foreign trade, national goals (end pollution). National power is supremeState governments may also make laws for the common good of the people. State laws may not violate National laws.
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