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Democracy Democracy vs.Autocracy The Original Thirteen Colonies The Declaration of Independence, Part I The Declaration of Independence, Part II The Articles of Confederation

 
Democracy vs. Autocracy


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Oligarchies A. A type of government that is led by a dictator.
representative B.The United States has a ______ democracy.
An autocracy C. Another name for our type of democracy.
neither the Constitution nor the Declaration of Independence D. A government ruled by small groups of powerful people.
republic E. The word "democracy" appears in __________.


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Autocracy is a form of government in which the political power is held by a single self-appointed ruler who holds all the political power. In a democracy, the extreme control is held by the people under a free electoral method.

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