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1 Do Now . Monday-1. Name the Mayor of Atlanta
2. Who is the Governor of Georgia? Tuesday- Who has the power in a Unitary System? Name a country in the Middle East that has this type of government Wednesday- Who has the power in a confederation government? Thursday- What is a weakness of a Confederation Government? What are the characteristics of an autocratic and an oligarchy government system? Explain in two or more paragraphs what you learned this week

2 Forms of Governments

3 Today’s Standard SS7CG4 The student will compare and contrast various forms of government. Describe the ways government systems distribute power: unitary, confederation, and federal. Explain how governments determine citizen participation: autocratic, oligarchic, and democratic.

4 Student will be able to……
describe distribution of power as it relates to unitary, confederation, and federal governments and explain how citizens particpate in autocratic, oligarhic, and democratic governments with 85% accuracy.

5 Flipbook Layout 1st Top flap – Types of Government-(Your Name and period on the top 2nd Flap – What is Government 3rd Flap –Unitary Government 4th Flap – Confederation Government 5th Flap- Federal Government 6th Flap – Autocratic Government 7th Flap- Oligarchy 8th Democratic System 9th Parliamentary Democracy 10th-Presidential Democracy

6 Inside the book On the forms tab we need the following information:
Define Give a country example Where is the power and how does it flow Draw a picture to represent

7 What is Government? The government is the system that controls the country. It is a combination of laws, rules, decisions, and actions that keep a country running. It tells you how fast to drive, what taxes to pay, and when we go to war.

8 To study governments, geographers look at the following:
Types – Who rules and who participates. Systems – How the power is distributed.

9 Systems of Government are based on one question: How is the power distributed?
There are three ways governments distribute power: Unitary Confederation Federal

10 Unitary One central government controls everything.
Power is not shared between states, counties or provinces. Examples : Saudi Arabia

11 Confederation A voluntary association of independent states that agrees to follow a powerful central government. Nations can choose to follow or not follow the lead of the weak central government. Examples: League of Arab States, OPEC.

12 Federal Power is shared by a powerful central government.
States or provinces are given considerable self rule, usually through their own legislatures. Examples: United States, Germany

13 Types of Government are based on one key question: Who governs and what is the citizen participation? There are three types of governments: Autocracy, Oligarchy, and Democracy

14 Autocracy Autocracy- The ruler has absolute power to rule and enforce laws. The people are told what to do.

15 #1 Dictatorship The leader has not been elected and uses force to control all aspects of social and economic life. Examples: Saudi Arabia, Adolf Hitler in Germany and Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union

16 #2 Absolute Monarchy A monarchy has a king, queen, emperor or empress.
The power is usually inherited or passed down from family members. The monarch has absolute power meaning they can make all decisions without consulting anyone.

17 #3 Constitutional Monarchy
Kings, queens or emperors share power with elected legislatures. Generally the Kings are northing more than figureheads. The government is a democratic one that limits the monarchs power. Example: Kuwait, Great Britain

18 Oligarchy A government in which a few people such as a dominant clan or clique have power. The group gets their power from either military, wealth or social status. Elections may be held but offer only one candidate. Examples: Syria, Greek city states

19 Democracy In a democracy, the government is “Rule by the people”
There are two forms of democracy Direct Democracy – People vote on all the issues. Representative Democracy – People elect representatives and give them the power to vote on issues. Example: United States

20 Democratic Governments
There are two major forms of democratic governments: Parliamentary Presidential

GOVERNMENT OF The Middle East (Parliamentary Democracy) GOVERNMENT OF THE USA (Presidential Democracy)

22 In a democracy…. Individual freedom and equality is valued.
Free elections are held Decisions are based on majority rule. All candidates can express their views freely. Citizens vote by secret ballot.

23 Parliamentary Democracy
Voters elect members to the Parliament (legislature) Parliament has two Houses: House of Commons: The Political Party with the most votes in the House of Commons chooses the Prime Minister, the government’s leader with no set length of term. House of Lords: Little power with most members being nobles having inherited their titles

24 Presidential Democracy
Voters elect legislators Voters elect (indirectly) the president. Therefore, in the presidential system voters have a more direct say about those who serve in two branches of the government : Legislative Executive

25 Parliamentary System Presidential System
Executive Executive Legislative Select Elect Elect Legislative Elect Citizens Citizens

26 Parliamentary v. Presidential Systems: Comparative Framework
United States - Separation of powers Canada - Fusion of Powers

27 Putting it all together….
The United Kingdom is an autocratic constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy and a unitary system. The United States is a presidential democracy with a federal system. What do those statements mean?

28 What do you remember? What are the three types of governments?
What are the three systems of government?

29 Homework Read The Government of Canada section ( ) and answer the reading check question.

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