forms of government in world civilizations prior to 1500 A.D. had similarities and differences in their purposes and sources of power.
Government and Civics
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the purposes and sources of power in present day governments vary, each reflecting and impacting the culture(s) of the people governed.
individual rights of people vary under different forms of government.
democratic governments of the present day function to protect the rights, liberty and property of their citizens while promoting the common good.
describe different forms of government in the present day
analyze information from a variety of print and non-print sources (e.g., books, documents, articles, observations, interviews) to investigate, explain and answer questions about different forms of government in the present day