Government Systems

Term Definition
Autocracy A government where political authority rests with a single leader
Democracy A government where political authority rest with the nations citizens
Executive Head of Government/Head of State
President Title often given to the head of the Government (State) in a Presidential Democracy
Prime Minister/Chancellor Title often given to the head of the Government in a Parliamentary Government
Legislature Law – Making Body
Bi – Cameral Having a legislature divided into an upper and lower house
Presidential Democracy Elect both members of the Legislative Branch and Executive Branch
Parliamentary Democracy Citizens to Legislative Branch then members of Legislative Branch select the head of state in the Executive Branch
Political Party Organization which represents specific political ideas in a given country
United Kingdom Prime Minister
Russia President
Germany Chacellor

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