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Aristocracy
A state ruled by the noble class
Who were the first to practice democracy?
Greeks
Direct Democracy:
Citizens rule directly and not through represenatives
Natural Laws
Patterns and explanations of the world discovered through reason and intelligence; used by the Greeks in place of superstition and traditional explanatins.
What are the three government brances?
Legislative, executive, and judicial.
Legislative Branch:
to pass laws
Exeuctive Branch:
To carry out laws.
Judicial Branch:
to settle disputes about the laws
Republic:
A form of government in which power rests with citizens who have the right to elect the leaders who make government decisions. It is indirect democracy.
Senate:
In ancient Rome, the Supreme governing body, originally made up only of aristocracy.