Forms of Government Review
1. One person is in charge.
2. Citizens often have no rights.
3. Led by a king or queen.
4. Nobody is in charge.
5. Leader often shares power with other parts of government.
6. Democracy where citizens elect others to serve in government.
7. Citizens vote to elect their leaders.
8. A small group rules the country.
9. The group with power can be based on race or social class.
10. Democracy where citizens participate in lawmaking themselves.
For each country, you have to identify the type of government being described.
Citizens elect representatives to sit in two different lawmaking assemblies. But citizens also vote several times a year to decide on laws. Citizens can vote to propose their own laws or undo laws passed by their representatives. All citizens may vote directly on these laws. (Hint: There are TWO governments being described)!
From 1948-1994, official policy in South Africa gave white people all the political power. Even though the majority of South Africans were black, non-whites could not influence government. White South Africans elected representatives to sit in a lawmaking body. (Hint: there are TWO answer choices).
One man leads North Korea and controls its government. He also controls its ruling political party. The ruling party chooses candidates for an Assembly, and citizens vote. The candidates do not have opponents, so citizens have no choices. (Hint: there is only ONE answer choice).
The people of Denmark elect representatives to sit in Parliament, a lawmaking body. The Queen of Denmark heads the country, but she only has a small role in government. The government is led by a Prime Minister, who is appointed from among the elected representatives. (Hint: there are TWO answer choices).
Brazil is led by a president who is elected by the citizens. Citizens in Brazil elect a new president every four years. Citizens also elect representatives to serve in two different legislative bodies. (Hint: there is ONE answer choice).