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- Describe different forms of government and their functions.
- Explain the concept of a democracy and discuss its basic principles.
- Explore the differences between totalitarianism and authoritarianism.
- Learn about constitutional government, and compare federal and unitary governments.
- Understand the purpose of a transitional government.
1. What is Government? - Definition, Role & Functions
In this lesson, we will examine the various definitions of government. Then we will take a close look at the functions of the U.S. government and the role it plays in citizens' everyday lives.
2. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles
In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.
3. What is Libertarianism? - Definition, History & Criticism
Through this lesson, you will learn how to define Libertarianism, gain an understanding of Libertarian beliefs, and gain insight into where it fits in a political system.
4. The Purpose of a Transitional Government
In this lesson, you'll imagine what it would be like to live in a country where the government has just been overthrown. We'll discuss the purpose of transitional governments and what challenges they face.
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