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AP Gov Chapter 1 Vocabulary You are responsible for knowing all of these words and their definitions. You will see them on quizzes and tests. In the blank box answer the following question: Why is this important in Government? Ch. 1 This is important because… authority The recognized right of officials to exercise power as a result of the positions they hold. Government has authority over the people. Without this authority, the government would have no real power to control the people. Civic engagement Individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issue of public concern Civic engagement motivates the people to get things done in the government, so it motivates the government to get things done. constitutionalism The idea that there are definable limits on the rightful power of a government over its citizens. Constitutionalism is what the US has and it ensures that the power rests with the people. democracy A form of government in which the people govern, either directly or through elected representatives. Democracy is an element in our government. It makes sure that the people always have the power in our government and prevents monarchies.
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