Jan 07, 2016
Three forms of Government5th grade social studies
What is a Monarchy?
A monarchy has a king, queen, emperor, or empress The ruling position can be passed onto heirs In some traditional monarchies, the monarch has
A constitutional monarchy, like in England, has a democratic government and limits the monarchs control.
Queen Elizabeth of England King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al
Saud of Saudi Arabia
King Abdulaziz has absolute power
What is a Dictatorship? A country ruled by a single
The leader has not been elected and may use force to keep control
Toughest guy who uses bullying Illegitimate form of government Saddam Hussein was
considered the dictator/ president of Iraq
What is a Democracy? Democracy is a type of government in which the people of
a country hold the power to rule by electing representatives.
In modern democracies, the legislature, composed of the people's representatives, is elected by popular vote
The executive head of government is either directly elected by the people, or chosen by the legislature according to the country's legal procedures. Certain social liberties such as freedom of speech and political expression, and a free press are essential precursors to democracy