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39 Cards in this Set

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"Those who will not be governed by __________ will be ruled by tyrants."

Willam Penn
"The moral principles and precepts contained in the ________________ ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws."
Noah Webster
The authority and power to control, direct, and rule the actions and affairs of others.
Governmental authority flows from _____to human institutions and to the individuals responsible for ruling others.
___________is another term for the death penalty.
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment was instituted by ____________as the first foundational civil ordinance.
God's original purpose for government was to punish _________and reward __________.
evil; good
Two earmarks of any civilization are:
1. A written code of law
2. An organized form of civil government
The Noahic Covenant is also called an "_________ _______________" because it is for all generations.
"everlasting covenant"
God confused the world's languages at __________________
The Tower of Babel
"Post-diluvian" means
After the flood
"Ante-diluvian" means___________
"Before the flood"
The Sumerians lived in the _________________Valley.
Tigris-Euphrates River
A wedge-shaped system of writing on clay tablets with a sharp instrument called a "stylus" developed by the Sumerians was _________________
The Code of __________________was the first known system of written laws.
Hammurabi, the Babylonian King
Rules that people follow when living together are called _________
God's laws, given to Moses on Mt. Sinai, are called _____ ______ __________.
The Ten Commandments
Another name for the Ten Commandments is
The Decalogue
The first 4 of the Ten Commandments deal with man's relationship to God and say,\\"....\\"
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
The last 6 Commandments deal with man's relationship to his fellow man and say, "...."
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet.
Because God has supreme power over all nations, rulers, and individuals, we say He is _______________.
________________wrote "Commentaries on the Laws of England."
Sir William Blackstone
Blackstone's two foundations for law are:
1. _________________ and

2. ___________________.
1. Revealed law (given by God in the Bible)

2. Natural law (written on men's hearts)
A system of government in which God Himself rules personally or through chosen representatives is called a ______________.
All forms of human government can be classified into two extremes:
1._________________ and

2. _________________.
1. Autocracy and
2. Democracy
A system of government where the ruler both makes and enforces the law is:
An Autocracy
A system of government where the people rule, either directly or indirectly through elected representatives is:
A Democracy
A government whose head is a king, queen, emperor, caesar, czar, kaiser, shah, sultan, or chief is a ____________.
A system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power is
An absolute monarchy
A system of government in which the ruler's power is limited by a constitution and is equal to or subservient to an elected representative assembly is:
A constitutional monarchy
A system of government in which the ruler acquires his power by some means other than inheritance and rules with absolute authority is:
A dictatorship
A dictator who controls all aspects of society is a _____________dictator.
A system of government control over the economy of a nation is:
A form of socialism in which power is vested in a dictator and a single political party is called:
A type of democracy where people rule directly by popular vote is called:
Direct Democracy
A type of democracy in which the people rule indirectly through elected representatives is a:
Democratic Republic or
a Republican Democracy
What is the problem with democracy?
Sinful human nature usually causes democracies to end up in anarchy and tyranny.
America's government is a _________.
Constitutional Republic (where people and their representatives are limited by a constitution)
Why is the "republic" called "The Golden Mean?"
It avoids the dangers or errors of the two extreme forms of governments (autocracy and democracy).