a government in which citizens hold the power to rule.
A type of government in which citizens vote on everything and govern themselves.
A type of government in which citizens elect a person, or a group of people, to represent them.
A principle that basically states that the government gets its power from the people, and can only do as much as the people allow them to.
a group of people who make laws for their citizens.
a monarchy in which the power of the ruler(s) is limited by the countries laws
A type of government where the leader has complete power and does not have to be influenced by the people.
A leader that has complete control over the state or place they rule. These leaders often come to power by force or violence.
A system that lets government and people in power have control oer their subjects' lives.
What we have in the US. Power is divided into a central, national government, and smaller self-governing ones.
a system of government in which the central government is the most powerful.
a system of government in which the members have agreed to join together, and make discisions as a group, but they still have individual power.
Government for one of the 50 states, hold elections, set rules for schooling, set rules for people in their state.
Highest authority, makes laws for the whole country, sets basic rules for citizenship.
Can be found in counties, cities, and towns, closest to citizens, perform public services.
a government that is in power.
The action a government takes to resolve or respond to a problem.
A system where society controls all aspects of their economy through the government.
a form of government where a small group holds the power, which usually comes from wealth.
A type of government that is ruled by religious leaders, and has religion as the base of it's society.

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