Why do we need Government?. What would our world be like without government?.
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the ruling authority of a community, an organization that has the power to make and enforce laws.
“the consent of the governed”
US is a representative democracy – citizens choose a smaller group to represent them
US is NOT a direct democracy – citizens vote on every issue (ex. New England town mtgs.)
Each branch should check the others to ensure no one branch is too powerful
Representative Democracy or a
Democratic Republic form of government
Federal – United States
State – North Carolina
Local – Pineville