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1

What is politics

The process in which we chose our leaders.

2

What are the 4 characteristics of a state?

Population, Sovereignty, Territory, and Government.

3

Explain a representative democracy

You elect people to serve on your behalf.

4

When people discuss equality in a democracy, what do they really mean?

Equal opportunity and equality before the law.

5

Why is compromise important in a democracy?

How stuff goes done.

It puts the individual first while ensuring that each individual is equal to all others.

6

How many basic powers are they in government? What are they?

Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.

7

Explain the difference between a unitary, confederate and federal government.

Unitary system: All power lies with the national government.

Confederation: The vast majority of power rest with the states.

Federal: The powers of government are divided between the center and the units.

8

How does congress use legislative powers?

Make new laws or change existing laws.

9

Where is the power at in a dictatorship?

All the power with the dictator.

10

According to the premise of the constitution, what is the purpose of government?

Domestic tranquility provides, for the common defense, promotes the general welfare, and secures the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

11

What is a federal system of government?

a system of government in which the same territory is controlled by two levels of government.

Central government.

12

How can the legislative branch be limited in a presidential government?

The President in the executive branch can veto those laws with a Presidential Veto.

13

How are free enterprise and democracy similar?

All based on freedom.

14

How is the prime minister chosen?

Chosen by the legislature.