a system of goverment in which the people rule; rule by many
Rule by the few, where a minority group holds power over a majority, as in an aristocracy or a clerical estamblishment
Rule by the one, where power rests in the hands of a king or queen.
A for of political decision making in which the public business is decided by all citizens meeting in small assemblies
indirect democracy, in which the peple rule through elected representatives.
the basic principal of democracy that the pepel are the ultimate source of goverment authority and of the policies that governement leaders make.
the form of political desicion making in which policies are decided on the basis of what a majority of the people want
the principle that says that each person carries equal weight in the conduct of the public business
guarantees by government of equal citizenship to all social groups
the principles that citizens in a democracy are protected from government interference in the expericeis of a range of basic freedoms, such as the freedoms of speech, association and conscience.
the idea that government is the result of and agreemnet among people to form one, and the peple have the right to create and entirely new government if the terms of the contract have been violated by the exisiting one.
representative democracy characterized by popular sovereignty, liberty, and political equality
supression of the rights and liberities of a miniorty by the majority
Popular term for the system of legally sanctioned racial segregation that existed in the American South until the middle of the twentieth century