Presentation on theme: "FORMS of GOVERNMENT SS6CG4: The student will compare and contrast various forms of government."— Presentation transcript:
1 FORMS of GOVERNMENTSS6CG4: The student will compare and contrast various forms of government.
2 FORMS of GOVERNMENT SS6CG4: a. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federalESSENTIAL QUESTIONHow is power distributed in different forms of government (unitary, confederation, and federal)?
3 Social Studies Theme: GOVERNANCE The student will understand that as society increases in complexity and interacts with other societies, the complexity of the government increases.
4 Types of DistributionThere are three (3) basic types of ways in which power is distributed, or spread throughout a government: to spread power throughout governmentUnitaryConfederationFederalThese terms are just words to describe WHO has the power in the government, WHO is the decision maker.
5 Types of Distribution UNITARY: a form of government in which power is held by one central authorityExamples of Unitary governments:Dictatorship, absolute monarchyCountries with Unitary governments:Iran, Cuba, North Korea
6 Types of Distribution Confederation voluntary associations of independent states that, to secure some common purpose, agree to certain limitations on their freedom of action and establish some joint machinery of consultation or deliberation.In simpler terms, it means that groups get together to voluntarily work together for each other’s benefit. It is not required that they work together. Each group may choose to leave the confederation at any time.
7 Types of Distribution Confederation (continued) Usually created by a treaty, in today’s world, confederations are mostly created for common action towards other statesTypes of Leaders:Secretary-General (UN) United NationsExample:European Union, United Nations
8 Types of Distribution Federal: A form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authoritiesTypes of leaders:Presidents, Prime MinistersExamples of Federal governments:United States, Canada, Australia, Russia, Belgium, India, Malaysia