Economic Basics
Types & Forms of Government
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100
"The government makes all economic decisions"
Command Economy
100
“State governments hold most of the power in this form of government”
Confederation
100
What word means "a type of society where no government exists--often leading to chaos"?
Anarchy
100
What word describes "a document that lists what the government can and cannot do"?
Constitution
200
“Economic decisions are determined by prior customs—usually associated with agricultural societies”
Traditional Economy
200
“Instead of voting for others to make government policies, the people make all the government's public policies.”
Direct Democracy
200
What word means "strict control of crime and control of violence"?
Order
200
“Power is divided and shared between the local, state, and national government”
Federalism
300
“Economic decisions are decided in markets through the interaction of buyers and sellers”
Market Economy
300
“A government that has total control of people’s lives”
Either one of these words is correct: - totalitarian - authoritarian
300
What word means "to be free from the control and rules of others"?
Liberty
300
“Type of democracy whereby people elect others to run the government”
Representative Democracy or Indirect Democracy
400
“An economy that is a combination of market and command forces”
Mixed Economy
400
“Form of government whereby the national government has more power than the state governments”
Unitary Government
400
List two functions of the US national government government that are listed in the Preamble to the US Constitution. (Six possible answers are possible)
Here are the six possible answers: A. Form a more perfect union B. Establish Justice C. Insure Domestic Tranquility D. Provide for the Common Defense E. Promote the General Welfare F. Secure the Blessings of Liberty
400
“Type of democracy that allows the people to choose both the legislative branch and the executive branch”
Presidential Democracy
500
What vocabulary concept describes: “What you give up when you make a decision”?
Opportunity Cost
500
“Type of democracy whereby the people elect the legislative branch, and the legislative branch chooses the executive”
Parliamentary Democracy
500
What word describes "the process whereby voters decide if a bill passed by a state legislature and signed by the governor actually becomes a law"?
Referendum
500
“Form of government that emphasizes power be divided between the local, state, and national levels of government”
Federalism
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