This site is 100% ad supported. Please add an exception to adblock for this site.

Vocabulary from Notes, Sections 1 and 2

Vocab From Notes

Terms

undefined, object
copy deck
Unitary
a gov. that gives all key powers to the national (central) government
State
a political community that occupies a definite territory and has an organized government with the power to make and enforce laws without approval from any higher authority
Democracy
a system of gov. in which the rule is by the people.
Government
the institution that enables the state to maintain social order, provide public services, and enforce binding decisions on citizens.
Divine Right Theory
the idea that a god or gods have chosen certain people to rule, popular during the renaissance
Nation-State
same as a nation
Constitution
a plan that provides the rules for a nation's gov.
Federal
a gov. that divides the powers of gov. between the national gov. and the state gov.
Force Theory
a gov. emerged when all the people of an area were brought under the authority of one person or group
Autocracy
a system of gov. in which the power and authority is given to one person
Oligarchy
a system of government in which a small group holds power
Evolutionary Theory
government evolved from the family, and the head of the family serves as the government
Social Contract Theory
Preservation of rights in return for social order
Nation
a sizeable group of people who have the following 5 things in common: Race, Language, Customs, Tradition, and Religion
Anarchy
the opposite of a government
Monarchy
ruled by royalty

Deck Info

16

permalink