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U.S. Government Notebook: M8L1 Comparative Politics Your Name: INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the prompts, which are in green, and respond in the white sections. Each section matches a part of your online lesson. Write in complete sentences and include details from the lesson or text as much as possible. Nevada Academic Content Standards: SS 9-12 CE 15. Analyze how American identity has been shaped by government policies, institutions, and founding documents. SS 9-12 CE.20. Critique the use of conflict and diplomacy in international relations. SS 9-12 CE.21. Compare and contrast the roles of the President and Congress in international relations. SS 9-12 CE.34. Analyze how and why the role and responsibilities of citizens in the U.S. political system have changed over time. SS 9-12 CE.40. Analyze the differences in political behavior between diverse population centers. SS 9-12 CE.41. Explain how government policies and political ideas have shifted due to patterns of immigration both historically and contemporarily. SS 9-12 CE.42. Compare and contrast how different political systems currently affect the United States and its citizens. 1. Essential Question Write the Essential Question for this lesson in the section below. How do government structures in other countries differ from the United States form of government? 2. Vocabulary Context Clues: Read the context clue for each vocabulary word in bold. Then, write your own definition for what you think the word means based on the context clue given. Context Clues Your Definition Hypothesis Theocracy The Vatican led by the Pope Parliamentary Sovereignty The British form of government; the parliament is the representative form of government for the people, not a monarchy Commonwealth Political community founded for the common good that’s sometimes synonymous with a republic Republic The U.S. is a republic form of government; where the people elect their representatives to act on their
3. Concept: Sources of Power Research and compare the systems of government in the chart below based on what you have learned from this section and any additional information you can gather from the internet. Type of Government Federal Republic/Republican Democracy Monarchy Totalitarian How does it work? The people elect their representatives to work for their needs in government. Government is overseen by a constitution, and each state has its own constitution and representatives. The power is borrowed/copied from the divine right to rule that’s passed down through family lineage. It’s a political system where the supreme authority is vested in the monarchy. An individual ruler who functions as head of state.

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