I CAN DEFINE THE DIFFERENT
TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS AND
APPLY EACH TO MY OWN LIFE.
SPI

7.4.1 Define the different types of
g...
DEMOCRACY
In

a democracy, the government is
elected by the people. Everyone who is
eligible to vote has a chance to have...
AUTOCRACY
Government

by a single person having
unlimited power; despotism (domination
through threat of punishment and
v...
OLIGARCHY
A

government in which a few people
such as a dominant clan or clique
have power.
MONARCHY
A

monarchy has a king, queen,
emperor or empress.
The ruling position can be passed on
to the ruler’s heirs.
...
DICTATORSHIP
A country ruled by a
single leader. The
leader has not been
elected and may use
force to keep control.
In a ...
ANARCHY
Anarchy

is a situation where there is no
government. This can happen after a
civil war in a country, when a
gove...
CAPITALIST
In

a capitalist or free-market
country, people can own their own
businesses and property. People can
also buy...
COMMUNIST
In

a communist country, the
government owns property such
as businesses and farms.
It provides its people's h...
REPUBLIC
A

republic is a country that has no
monarch.
The head of the country is usually an
elected president.
REVOLUTIONARY
If

a government is
overthrown by force,
the new ruling group
is sometimes called a
revolutionary
governmen...
TOTALITARIAN
This

is a country
with only one
political party.
People are
forced to do
what the
government tells
them an...
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This form of government is elected by the
people and everyone is eligible to vote.
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Democracy
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A government ruled by a king, queen,
emperor or empress.
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Monarchy
3

A country ruled by a single leader. The leader
has not been elected and may use force to
keep control.
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Dictatorship
4

Government by a single person having
unlimited power; despotism (domination
through threat of punishment and violence).
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Autocracy
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The government owns property such as
businesses and farms and provides its
people's healthcare, education and welfare.
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Communism
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A situation where there is no
government.
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Anarchy
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The ruling group that forms when a
government is overthrown by force.
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Revolutionary
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A government in which a few people such
as a dominant clan or clique have power.
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Oligarchy
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A country that has no monarch, but is
headed by an elected president or official
is a ________.
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Republic
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World Population Under Various
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Dictator for A Day...
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Types of Governments Lesson

  1. 1. I CAN DEFINE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOVERNMENTS AND APPLY EACH TO MY OWN LIFE. SPI 7.4.1 Define the different types of governments (i.e. democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, and dictatorship).
  2. 2. DEMOCRACY In a democracy, the government is elected by the people. Everyone who is eligible to vote has a chance to have their say over who runs the country. It is distinct from governments controlled by a particular social class. A democracy is determined either directly or through elected representatives.
  3. 3. AUTOCRACY Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism (domination through threat of punishment and violence) .
  4. 4. OLIGARCHY A government in which a few people such as a dominant clan or clique have power.
  5. 5. MONARCHY A monarchy has a king, queen, emperor or empress. The ruling position can be passed on to the ruler’s heirs. In some traditional monarchies, the monarch has absolute power. But a constitutional monarchy, like the UK, also has a democratic government that limits the monarch's
  6. 6. DICTATORSHIP A country ruled by a single leader. The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep control. In a military dictatorship, the army is in control. 
  7. 7. ANARCHY Anarchy is a situation where there is no government. This can happen after a civil war in a country, when a government has been destroyed and rival groups are fighting to take its place. Anarchists are people who believe that government is a bad thing in that it stops people organizing their own lives.
  8. 8. CAPITALIST In a capitalist or free-market country, people can own their own businesses and property. People can also buy services for private use, such as healthcare. But most capitalist governments also provide their own education, health and welfare services.
  9. 9. COMMUNIST In a communist country, the government owns property such as businesses and farms. It provides its people's healthcare, education and welfare.
  10. 10. REPUBLIC A republic is a country that has no monarch. The head of the country is usually an elected president.
  11. 11. REVOLUTIONARY If a government is overthrown by force, the new ruling group is sometimes called a revolutionary government.
  12. 12. TOTALITARIAN This is a country with only one political party. People are forced to do what the government tells them and may also be prevented from leaving the country.
  13. 13. Ready for a quiz? LET’S DO IT! Play Government Squares
  14. 14. Inspired by A Game of X’s and O’s
  15. 15. 1 2 4 7 3 5 8 6 9
  16. 16. Scoreboard 1 2 3 X 4 5 6 O 7 Click Here if X Wins Click Here if O Wins 8 9
  17. 17. 1 This form of government is elected by the people and everyone is eligible to vote.
  18. 18. 1 Home Democracy
  19. 19. 2 A government ruled by a king, queen, emperor or empress.
  20. 20. 2 Home Monarchy
  21. 21. 3 A country ruled by a single leader. The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep control.
  22. 22. 3 Home Dictatorship
  23. 23. 4 Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism (domination through threat of punishment and violence).
  24. 24. 4 Home Autocracy
  25. 25. 5 The government owns property such as businesses and farms and provides its people's healthcare, education and welfare.
  26. 26. 5 Home Communism
  27. 27. 6 A situation where there is no government.
  28. 28. 6 Home Anarchy
  29. 29. 7 The ruling group that forms when a government is overthrown by force.
  30. 30. 7 Home Revolutionary
  31. 31. 8 A government in which a few people such as a dominant clan or clique have power.
  32. 32. 8 Home Oligarchy
  33. 33. 9 A country that has no monarch, but is headed by an elected president or official is a ________.
  34. 34. 9 Home Republic
  35. 35. Resources The Democracy Project BBC Types of Government World Population Under Various Governments Dictator for A Day Types of Governments
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