Types of Government • Most types of government are either: Limited Government - power of government is limited by Constitution and people have right to vote (Usually limited by a Constitution Democracy Republic Types of Government Unlimited – power of government is unlimited and people lack voice in government Dictatorship Monarchy THINK…… What type of government is the United States, limited or unlimited? Why? Types of Government • Anarchy – a society with NO government or laws • Aristocracy – a government ruled by wealthy class (usually land owners) • Colonial - a government set-up in a foreign territory ruled by a parent state (ex. 13 colonies ruled by Great Britain) Types of Government • Confederacy – a loose alliance of independent territories • Constitutional – a government limited by a written and enforced document • Dictatorship – a government ruled by an individual with absolute power Types of Government • Federalism – a government where power is shared between a strong central government and individual state governments • Monarchy – a government ruled by a king or queen Types of Government • Republic – a government where individuals elect representatives • Democracy – a government ruled by the people, where all people are equal THINK…. Why do you think it is important for people to have a voice in their government? Why do certain types of government work in some communities better than others?