Essay on North: Government and Dictatorship Supreme Authority

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Chapter 1 Study Guide US Government

Answer the Following: 1. A ____ is the body of fundamental laws setting out the principles, structures, and processes of government. 2. A ____, often described as a centralized government, is one in which all powers held by the government belong to a single, central agency. 3. Under a ____, the government must resign if it receives a “vote of no confidence.” 4. ____ is the power to make law and frame public policies.

5. The power to interpret laws, determine their meaning, and settle disputes within a society is known as ____. 6. Independent states that agree to form a(n) ____ may still retain their separate identities. 7. The structure of a(n) ____ requires that power be divided between a state's central and local levels of government.

Define the following: 8. Dictatorship

9. Executive power

10. Oligarchy

11. Mixed economy

12. Democracy

13. Government

14. Presidential government

15. Public policy

16. Division of powers

Indicate which statements are true and which are false. Change the underlined word to make the false statements true.

17. In a dictatorship supreme authority rests solely with the people.

18. Government is the process of accommodating different needs and viewpoints.

19. Population, territory, government, and sovereignty are the defining characteristics of a(n) autocracy.

20. "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" describes a system of government in which the people are sovereign.

21. A(n) confederation is a government in which a single person holds unlimited political power.

22. Every state is an oligarchy because it has absolute power within its territory and can determine its own foreign and domestic policies.

23. Private