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We the People 7e. Chapter 1 Title Description Reference authoritarian government a system of rule in which the government recognizes no formal limits but may nevertheless be restrained by the power of other social institutions autocracy a form of government in which a single individual - a king, queen, or dictator - rules citizenship informed and active membership in a political community constitutional government a system of rule in which formal and effective limits are placed on the powers of the government democracy a system of rule that permits citizens to play a significant part in the governmental process, usually through the election of key public officials direct democracy a system of rule that permits citizens to vote directly on laws and policies equality of opportunity a widely shared American ideal that all people should have the freedom to use whatever talents and wealth they have to reach their fullest potential government institutions and procedures through which a territory and its people are ruled
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course CH 302 taught by Professor Holcombe during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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