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An agreement about basic beliefs
a) Consensus
b) Autocracy
c) Preamble
d) Constitution

A government in which a constitution has authority to place clearly recognized limits on the powers of those who govern
a) Constitutional Government
b) Oligarchy
c) Monarchy
d) Constitutional Law

The institution through which the state maintains social order, provides public services, enforces binding decisions on citizens
a) Government
b) Autocracy
c) Economics
d) Unitary system

Political community that occupies a definite territory and has an organized government with the power to make and enforce laws without approval from a higher authority
a) State
b) Nation
c) Nation-State
d) Anarchy

The supreme absolute authority within territorial boundaries
a) Sovereignty
b) State
c) Nation
d) Government

A country in which the territory of both the nation and the state coincide
a) Nation-state
b) State
c) Sovereignty
d) Consensus

Group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom, tradition, sometimes, religion
a) Nation
b) State
c) Autocracy
d) Anarchy

Government that gives all key powers to the national or central government
a) Unitary System
b) Federal system
c) Democracy
d) Nation-state

Theory that by contract, people surrender to the state the power needed to maintain order the state, in turn, agrees to protect its citizens
a) Social Contract Theory
b) Force Theory
c) Divine Right Theory
d) Evolutionary Theory

A loose union of independent states
a) Confederacy
b) Federal System
c) Unitary System
d) Politics

A law that involves the interpretation application of the U.S. Constitution state constitutions
a) Constitutional Law
b) Preamble
c) Politics
d) Free Enterprise

A plan that provides the rules for government
a) Constitution
b) Preamble
c) Politics
d) Political Party

The effort to control or influence the conduct policies of government
a) Politics
b) Political Party
c) Sovereignty
d) Consensus

A government that divides the powers of government between the national gov state or provincial gov
a) Federal System
b) Unitary System
c) Confederacy
d) Democracy

A statement in a constitution that sets forth the goals purposes of government
a) Preamble
b) Republic
c) Autocracy
d) Social Contract Theory

A system of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
a) Autocracy
b) Oligarchy
c) Democracy
d) Monarchy

A system of government in which the power to rule is in the hands of a single individual
a) Oligarchy
b) Monarchy
c) Autocracy
d) Democracy

A government in which voters hold sovereign power; elected representatives, responsible to the people, exercise that power
a) Democracy
b) Oligarchy
c) Monarchy
d) Autocracy

The opportunity to control one’s own economic decisions
a) Free Enterprise
b) Economics
c) Communism
d) Socialism

Autocracy in which a king, queen, or emperor exercises supreme powers of government
a) Monarchy
b) Democracy
c) Theocracy
d) Oligarchy

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