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Chapter One Study Guide
Key Vocabulary: Define the follow terms and explain them in the context of the
chapter.
Government
Legislative Power
Judicial Power
Dictatorship
State
Autocracy
Unitary Government
Division of Powers
Presidential Government
Compromise
Law of Supply and Demand
Public Policy
Executive Power
Constitution
Democracy
Sovereign
Oligarchy
Federal Government
Confederation
Parliamentary Government
Free Enterprise System
Mixed Economy
Key Concepts: Answer the following:
Define government and the basic powers every government holds.
Describe the four defining characteristics of the state.
Identify four theories that attempt to explain the origin of the state.
Understand the purpose of government in the United States and other countries.
Classify governments according to three sets of characteristics.
Define systems of government based on who can participate.
Identify different ways that power can be distributed, geographically, within a state.
Describe a government by how power is distributed between the executive branch and
legislative branch.
Understand the foundations of democracy.
Analyze the connections between democracy and the free enterprise system.
Identify the role of the Internet in a democracy.