Government Terms

Government Terms

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Term Definition
democracy a government where political authority rests with the nation's citizen
autocracy a government where a single authority rests with a single leader
executive head of government/head of state
president title often given to the head of government (state) an a presidential democracy
prime minister title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy
chancellor title often given to the head of government in a parliamentary democracy
legislature law making body
Bi-Cameral having a legislative branch divided into an upper and lower house
Presidential Democracy citizens elect both members of legislative branch and executive branch
Parliamentary Branch citizens select members to legislative branch— then members of legislative branch select the head of state in the executive branch
Political Party organization that represents specific political ideas in a given country
Russia President
United Kingdom Prime Minister
Germany Chancellor

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