S.S CE Review

types of gov

*democracy _ it i a direct democrcay all citizens have a chance to participate.

*direct All citizens participate in government.

Representative DemocracyvLike direct democracy, all citizens participate in government5vPeople elect representatives who vote on laws for the citizens


In a democracy, allparticipate in government

All citizens vote on everything in a

In a representative democracy, the representatives answer to the people throughwe can move on to forms of government where only one person is in control

AutocracyA form of government in which political power is controlled by one individual such as a monarch, dictator, emperor, etc.

We’re going to talk about two kinds of autocracy

MonarchyvRule by kings, queens, princes, and princesses… sometimes by other names, but always MONARCHS!vLeaders usually gain their power because their parents were rulers too.

DictatorshipvIn a dictatorship, power is not inherited, but is acquired by force (military or political vDictators have absolute control over the lives of their citizens and usually people are not allowed to voice their negative opinions

Oligarchy vRule by few”vPower can be based on several things:üMilitary strength = Military Junta

TheocracyvTheo” means “god” in Greek… so if a government is THEO-cratic that means it is ruled by… That’s right! A god or higher power!

Anarchy No government at all vIn an anarchy there is no government to make or enforce laws.


dictatorship: iran
theocracy : Northern Karea
oligaracy :South Africa
Monarchy: England