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Chapter 1 Section 1 Vocabulary Anthony Alix1 Government- The institution through wich a socity makes and enforces its public policies2 Public Policies- Things a government decides to do3 State- A body of people living in a defined territory organized politically within a government4 Sovereign- A state that has supreme and absolute power within its own territory5 Unitary Government- A government in wich all powers held by the government belonging to a single centeral agency6 Federal government- Powers of government are devided between a central government and several local governments7 Confederation - An alliance of independant states8 Presidential Government- A separation of powers between the executive and legislative branches of the government 9 Parliamentary Government- The executive is made up of the prime minister or premier and thats officials cabinet10 Dictatorship- A dictatorship exist where thoes who rule cannot be held responsible to the will of the people11 Democracy- Supreme political authority rests with the people12 Direct Democracy- where the will of the people is translated into pubic policy directly by the people themselves in mass meetings13 Representative Democracy- A small group of persons choosen by the people to act as their representatives expresses the popular will14 Compromise- The process of blending and adjusting of reconciling competing views and interests in order to find the position most acceptable to the largest number15 Anarchy- In the total absents of government
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