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Unformatted text preview: • Oligarchy=a form of government in which a small group-landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants-controls most of the governing decisions • Constitutional government=a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on the powers of the government\authoritarian=no formal limits but may be restrained by the power of other social institutions • Totalitarian=no formal limits on its power and seeks to absorb or eliminate other social institutions that might challenge it • Pluralism=the theory that all interests are and should be free to compete for influence in the government. • Liberty=freedom from government control • Voting rights expanded dramatically during the civil rights movement...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Sin during the Spring '08 term at Naval Academy.
- Spring '08