Who has the power in different governments

6,129 views
6,006 views

Published on

Published in: News & Politics
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
6,129
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
18
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Who has the power in different governments

  1. 1. What If…You Had the Power <ul><li>If you were the leader of a country, what kind of rulings would you make? What kind of political powers would you let the people of your country have? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Who Has the Power in Different Governments? Autocracy vs. Oligarchy vs. Democracy
  3. 3. Autocracy: One Person <ul><li>Only one person has all the power in making decisions for the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Government Forms: </li></ul><ul><li>Dictatorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: Germany’s Hitler, U.S.S.R.’s Stalin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Absolute Monarchy – one king in power with complete control </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: France’s King Louis XVI, Spain’s King Ferdinand </li></ul>
  4. 4. Oligarchy: A Small Group <ul><li>Only a few people in a small group of royalty, wealth, family, or military influence make political decisions for the country’s people. </li></ul><ul><li>Government Forms: </li></ul><ul><li>Communism – a small group controls all the economic resources and government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: former Soviet Union, Cuba, China </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Democracy: The Citizens <ul><li>The citizens have a say in their government by voting in elections. </li></ul><ul><li>Most democracies today are republics , where the people elect leaders to represent them in the government. </li></ul><ul><li>Most countries in the world are democracies. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Presidential Democracy <ul><li>a government in which the executive, legislative, and judicial branches are separate </li></ul><ul><li>The citizens vote for the leader of the country, the president, who serves in the executive branch. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: U.S.A. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Parliamentary Democracy <ul><li>a government where voters elect representatives to a lawmaking body called parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament members then select the leader, usually called the prime minister. </li></ul><ul><li>The prime minister is the national political leader, and another figure serves as the head of state, like a constitutional monarch. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: United Kingdom, Canada </li></ul>
  8. 8. Constitutional Monarchy <ul><li>a government that has a constitution that allows a king or queen to be the official head of state, but elected officials run the government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: United Kingdom, Spain </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>&quot; political systems .&quot; Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia . 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. 6  Mar.  2009  < http://www.school.eb.com.proxygsu-sgwi.galileo.usg.edu/elementary/article?articleId=390910 >. </li></ul><ul><li>The World and Its People. McGraw-Hill Companies: Columbus, OH. 2005 </li></ul>

×