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Chapter One Vocabulary

by: Natalie Blake

Chapter One Vocabulary 2305

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Natalie Blake
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General vocabulary for chapter one of the course.
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Date Created: 08/02/16
CHAPTER ONE VOCABULARY Authoritarian Government: a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal  limit but may nevertheless be restrained by the power of the other social institutions Citizenship: informed and active membership in a political community Constitutional Government: a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on the powers of the government Democracy: a system of rule that permits citizens to play a significant part in the governmental  process, usually through the election of key public officials Direct Democracy: a system of rule that permits citizens to vote directly on laws and policies Equality of Opportunity: a widely shared American ideal that all people should have the  freedom to use whatever talents and wealth they have to reach their fullest potential  Government: institutions and procedures through which a territory and its people are ruled Laissez­faire Capitalism: an economic system in which the means of production and  distribution are privately owned and operated for profit with minimal or no government  interference Liberty: freedom from government control Limited Government: a principle of constitutional government; a government whose powers  are defined and limited by a constitution Majority Rule/Minority Rights: the democratic principle that a government follows the  preferences of the majority of voters but protects the interests of the minority Political Equality: the right to participate in politics equally, based on the principle of “one  person, one vote” Politics: conflict over the leadership, structure, and policies of governments Political Efficacy: the ability to influence government and politics Popular Sovereignty: a principle of democracy in which political authority rests ultimately in  the hands of the people  Power: influence over a government’s leadership, organization, or policies Representative Democracy (Republican):  a system of government in which the populace  selects representatives, who play a significant role in governmental decision making Totalitarian Government: a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal  limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge  it


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