Government Systems Political Systems

Government Systems Political Systems

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Term Definition
Autocracy A government where political authority rests with a single leader
Democracy A government where political authority rests with thee people
Executive Head of government/head of state
President Title often given to the head of the government in a presidential democracy
Chancellor Title often given to head of government in a parliamentary government
Prime Minister Title often given to head of government in a parliamentary government
Legislature Law making body
Bi-cameral Having a legislature divided into a upper and lower house
Presidential Democracy Citizens who elect both members of legislature and executive branch
Parliamentary Democracy Citizens elect members of the legislature branch, then members of legislative branch select the head of state in the executive branch
Political Party Organization which represents specific political ideas in a iven country
Russia President
United Kingdom Prime Minister
Germany Chencellor

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