The Nature of Government

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9th US Civics Mind Map on The Nature of Government, created by paul.schneider on 04/28/2014.

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The Nature of Government
1 What is Government?
1.1 People holding control over a society
1.2 Became more complex with higher population

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  • Became more complex as population grew
1.3 Democracy born
1.3.1 Demos = the people
1.3.2 Greek City of Athens
1.3.3 Citizens/voters = men who owned property
1.3.4 Plato and the Republic
2 Purpose of Government
2.1 Distribution of resources
2.1.1 Regulate Buying and Selling
2.1.2 Who has power to make decision
2.1.3 How people make a living
2.2 Settle Disputes
2.2.1 Managing Coflict
2.2.2 Established courts
2.3 Common Goals
2.3.1 Regulating businesses
2.3.2 Collect Taxes
2.3.3 Common Defense
3 Types of Government
3.1 Authoritarian Governments
3.1.1 Absolute Monarchy
3.1.1.1 Louis XIV of England
3.1.1.2 Solomon of Israel
3.1.2 Dictatorships
3.1.2.1 Junta
3.1.2.2 Oligarchy
3.1.3 Totalitarian States
3.1.3.1 Nazi Germany and Hitler
3.1.3.2 USSR and Stalin
3.2 Democracies
3.2.1 Direct Democracy
3.2.1.1 Citizens vote on laws
3.2.1.2 Majority Rule
3.2.1.3 Examples
3.2.1.3.1 Athens
3.2.1.3.2 Cities and towns in US
3.2.2 Representative Democracy
3.2.2.1 Legislature is key
3.2.2.2 Citizens vote for candidates who make decisions
3.2.2.3 Suffrage (voting)

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