Different Forms of Government Bell Ringer, you crazy kids! 1.) True or False: James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay wrote the Federalist Papers to convince New Yorkers to ratify the Constitution. 2.) Did Anti-Federalists think the states or the federal government should have more power? __________________________________________________. 3.) True or False: More people agreed to the Constitution when the federalists added the Bill of Rights. Standard: SSCG19 The student will compare and contrast governments that are unitary, confederal, and federal; autocratic, oligarchic and democratic; and presidential and parliamentary. Which 3 terms above have you heard in reference to the U.S. government? What’s a Unitary form of Gov.? State governed as one single power in which the central government is ultimately supreme and any states/provinces have only powers that central government chooses to give to them. Confederal Gov.? Instead of a strong central government, a confederation is an agreement between separate bodies (or states) to cooperate with each other. Federal Gov.? a system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments. (Like the U.S.) Autocratic Gov.? government in which one person has uncontrolled or unlimited authority over others; the government or power of an absolute monarch. Oligarchic Gov.? a form of government in which all power is given to a few people or a dominant class or clique. Democratic Gov.? power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives. Presidential Gov.? o system of government where an executive branch is led by a president who serves as both head of state and head of government. Parliamentary Gov.? A system of government in which the power to make and execute laws is held by a parliament. Work Session: Pick a partner! (Or work alone!) Choose any of the 8 forms of government we’ve discussed, and create a Power Point that includes: -the definition -at least 2 pictures -example of a country with that type of gov. -And…compare it to another form of gov. that it is similar to and contrast it with a form of gov. that it is not similar to. Share with me: firstname.lastname@example.org Close: Groups may share their PPTs with the class for candy!!!