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We started last week talking about the purpose of government, and John Locke and Thomas Hobbes' theories on government. This week we reviewed what we learned last week, and will begin talking about different types of government. Students will take a quiz on the purpose of government on Tuesday, March 28th.

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Essential Question

What principles guide different types of government?


  • Define essential political terms
  • Explain the difference between unitary, confederate, and federal systems of government
  • Differentiate between monarchy and democracy



USG 1.3: Evaluate the role and relationship of the citizen to government in democratic, republican, authoritarian, and totalitarian systems

USG 1.6: Evaluate the organization of government in confederal, federal, and unitary systems


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