Pages 18-20 Goal: To identify characteristics of the three types of government Materials: book, handout, colored paper, scissors, glue, dark marker Procedures: Cut out each strip of paper below. Sort the strips into three categories: autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy. Glue them to a colored sheet of paper. Give the page a title, and have each group member sign the paper. Then check to make sure you have all of the information from this assignment in your notes. Voters are the source of the government’s authority Oldest and most common form of government Mostly in communist countries like China Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini Limited government Gives the appearance of control by the people The people govern themselves by voting on issues individually as citizens. AUTOCRACY OLIGARCHY Don’t allow people to go against the government DEMOCRACY Cuba and Syria Totalitarian dictatorship Most leaders keep their roles through inheritance or military/police force. Republic allows voters and the constitution to guide government. Don’t allow people to go against the government United States, Chile, India, South Africa Monarchy The people elect representatives and give them the responsibility and power to make laws and conduct government Government by a few Rule in the hands of a single individual Rule by the people Leaders usually gain power through wealth, military power and/or social position.