Ch 18: Overview of the Types of Government

About This Chapter

Work through this chapter to get a high-level overview of government types. You can review the chapter's lessons and quizzes to get ahead in a social studies class, prepare for an upcoming exam, bring up your grades or get help with a political science assignment.

Overview of the Types of Government - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll watch a series of lessons that discuss several types of government structures and political ideologies. Work through these expertly taught lessons to review the differences between various government forms like monarchies, oligarchies and theocracies, as well as the components of democracy, socialism and communism. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Compare oligarchies, monarchies, democracies and other forms of government
  • Differentiate between totalitarianism and authoritarianism
  • Define the elements of a theocracy
  • Assess the similarities and differences between socialism and communism

Our lessons come with short quizzes to help you remember the concepts you study. As you watch the video lessons, print out the transcripts to follow along with the lesson narrators. You'll be able to reinforce your understanding of the information by taking the chapter exam. Submit questions to our experts if you need any extra help, and feel free to revisit these lessons as many times as needed.

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