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Current Events Anticipation Guide Lecture and Vocab Reaction Guide Formative Worksheet Exit Today Govt. 2 AB Students will be able to explain the influences of the Magna Carta, English Bill of Rights, Petition of Rights
Chapter 1: Principles of Government Section 2: Forms of Government
We will use three different ways to classify different governments 1.Who Can Participate 2.Geographic distribution of governmental power within the state 3.The relationship between the legislative and executive branches Side note: What is legislative and what is executive????? How do we classify governments?
Probably the most important classification There are two forms Can you guess? Democracy Dictatorship 1. Who Can Participate?
Supreme political authority rests with the people Consent of the people People are sovereign Two different forms of democracy Direct The people directly make decisions Today no National Direct Democracy Indirect The people vote for other people to make decisions Representative democracy Democracy
Those who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people Authoritarian Can you name some?????? Other names Autocracy: single person holds all the power Oligarchy: a small, elite group holds all the power Dictatorship
Unitary Government: All power of the government is controlled by one agency Centralized government Federal Government: Power of the government is divided between a central government and several local government Division of powers Confederation: An alliance of independent states. No real powerful central decision maker 2. Geographic Distribution of Power
This relationship is usually seen in two ways Presidential government: The executive and legislative branches are separate and equal Each have their own powers and checks on the others power Parliamentary Government: Executive includes prime minister and cabinet. All of which are members of the legislative branch The Prime Minister is chosen from the Majority Party from its members 3. Relationship between Legislative and Executive Branches
The following worksheet says Quiz but it isn’t one. You must use your book to answer The questions and concepts from the quiz may show up on the test whether we discussed them in class or not Use the time we have left to finish this worksheet (or do it at home) We will go over all of the worksheets before the quiz Formative worksheet
On a piece of paper answer the following question: Look at the slides and decide: What characteristics the United States has and how you know this to be true Exit