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civics
The study of what it means to be a u. s. citizen.
government
an authority that represents a group of people.
autocracy
government in which one person has power
dictatorship
one person or small group of people can hold all the power. They force through military rule.
Oligarchy
ruled by very few people
democracy
the people elect officials who act on their behalf
direct democracy
voters in a community meet to make laws.
representative democracy (republic)
people elect representatives to do the work of government for them. we have this in our country