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What is Civics? 
-Civics 
-Study of Citizenship 
and Government 
-Citizen 
-Government
The Common Good 
--The ultimate 
role of the 
government is to 
do the greatest 
good to the 
greatest number 
of people 
...
Why We Need Gov’t? 
-Make laws 
-Keep Order 
-Provide Services 
-prevent anarchy 
-the absence of any form 
of government
Why We Need Gov’t? 
-Make laws 
-Keep Order 
-Provide Services 
-prevent anarchy 
-the absence of any form 
of government
Why We Need Gov’t? 
-Make laws 
-Keep Order 
-Provide Services 
-prevent anarchy 
-the absence of any form 
of government
Levels of Government 
-National 
-State 
-Local 
County 
City
Levels of Government 
-National 
-State 
-Local 
County 
City
Levels of Government 
-National 
-State 
-Local 
County 
City
Democracy 
-republics-- rule by the 
consent of the people 
-democracy 
-direct democracy-a 
form of government 
where eac...
Democracy 
-republics-- rule by the 
consent of the people 
-democracy 
-direct democracy-a 
form of government 
where eac...
Monarchy 
-monarchy- 
-form of government led 
by a king or a queen 
-absolute monarchy 
-limited monarchy
Socialist 
-socialist- 
Type of government where 
individuals and 
government share 
ownership in major 
businesses and 
g...
Communist 
-communist- 
Type of government where 
the government owns and 
controls all aspects of 
life for its citizens
Authoritarian 
-dictatorship-Type of 
government that is 
usually controlled by one 
person who allows very 
little freedo...
Religious 
-theocracy- 
Type of government that is 
ruled by religious leaders
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What is civics

  1. 1. What is Civics? -Civics -Study of Citizenship and Government -Citizen -Government
  2. 2. The Common Good --The ultimate role of the government is to do the greatest good to the greatest number of people without harming others
  3. 3. Why We Need Gov’t? -Make laws -Keep Order -Provide Services -prevent anarchy -the absence of any form of government
  4. 4. Why We Need Gov’t? -Make laws -Keep Order -Provide Services -prevent anarchy -the absence of any form of government
  5. 5. Why We Need Gov’t? -Make laws -Keep Order -Provide Services -prevent anarchy -the absence of any form of government
  6. 6. Levels of Government -National -State -Local County City
  7. 7. Levels of Government -National -State -Local County City
  8. 8. Levels of Government -National -State -Local County City
  9. 9. Democracy -republics-- rule by the consent of the people -democracy -direct democracy-a form of government where each citizens has an actual say in the affairs of government -representative democracy-a form of government where citizens elect representatives to make decisions for them
  10. 10. Democracy -republics-- rule by the consent of the people -democracy -direct democracy-a form of government where each citizens has an actual say in the affairs of government -representative democracy-a form of government where citizens elect representatives to make decisions for them
  11. 11. Monarchy -monarchy- -form of government led by a king or a queen -absolute monarchy -limited monarchy
  12. 12. Socialist -socialist- Type of government where individuals and government share ownership in major businesses and government takes on a greater role in citizen’s lives.
  13. 13. Communist -communist- Type of government where the government owns and controls all aspects of life for its citizens
  14. 14. Authoritarian -dictatorship-Type of government that is usually controlled by one person who allows very little freedom or opposition -totalitarianism-Form of government where little freedom or opposition is allowed -oligarchy-Government that is ruled by a small group of people
  15. 15. Religious -theocracy- Type of government that is ruled by religious leaders

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