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Formation of Government. 2 nd , 3 rd , 4 th , 5 th Mr. Young. Essential Question. How can a government have a constitution in place but still not be considered to have a constitutional government?. I CAN:.
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Formation of Government 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Mr. Young
Essential Question • How can a government have a constitution in place but still not be considered to have a constitutional government?
I CAN: Explain the similarities and differences between a unitary government and a federal government List and define the main purposes of a constitution
Government Systems • Unitary System: system of government that gives all key power to the national or central government. • Examples: Early Great Britain and France
Federal System • government that divides the powers between the national and state or provincial governments. • Examples: United States, Canada, and Russia
Confederation • a loose union of independent states
Constitution • plan that provides the rules for government • Sets out ideals that people bound by constitution believe in and share • Establishes basic structure of government and defines the governments powers and duties • It provides supreme law of country
Constitution Incomplete • No written constitution can possibly account for everything in a country • Doesn’t always reflect the actual practices of government in a country
Constitutional Government • A government in which a constitution has authority to place clearly recognized limits on the powers of those who governs
Preamble • Sets forth the goals and purposes of a government
Constitution Cont. • Describes relationship between the national government and state • Describe the procedure for amending, or changing the constitution
Constitutional Law • involves interpretation and application of the constitution, primarily concerns defining the extent and limits of government power and rights of citizens
Politics • The effort to control or influence the conduct and policies of government
Politics Cont. • Influence • Peaceful way for them people to compete • Special interest groups
Governing in a complex World • Industrialized Nations- 20 some nations; which generally have large industries and advanced technology that provide a more comfortable way of life
Developing Nations • 100 Countries; per capita income that are a fraction of what the other makes and usually have poor conditions, such as starvation, disease, and political turmoil.
Global Interdependence • is causing nations and states to be more connected, and are making a decision or catastrophe in one country affect multiple other countries.
Quasi-military Organization • use terrorism to gain their objectives • Examples: Al Qaeda
National Liberation Organ. • aim to establish an independent stat for ethnic/ religious groups • Examples: Irish Republican Army
Multinational Corporations • influence international policies and internal decisions within host countries. • Examples: WalMart and McDonalds
International Organizations • composed of many nations working together for common goals • Examples: United Nations