America’s Political Heritage. Chapter 4. Government Preview. Every nation in the world has a government . They are not all alike . Each nation’s government has been shaped by the country’s history . Three main types of governments. 1. Autocracy. Rule by one .
America’s Political Heritage
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Queen Elizabeth II
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro
Pope Benedict XVI
All participate in government such as in Ancient Athens.
Can still work today in smaller communities.
Representative Democracy or Republic
We elect people to represent the people and make decisions for all the people.
We have representatives in Frankfort andin D.C.
So, how did we get here?
Let’s start with the colonial experience…