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What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?Democracy is the most effective type of government because it is a limited government. Not an unlimited government. In a limed government, there is a limit called consent of the governed, this says that every citizen can vote and have say in the government, so that no one has to much power. Also, there is separation of power, which states that power is separated between branches of government. Usually in a limited government, there is a constitution to help store the rights of citizens. In an unlimited government, there is absolute control over the citizens lives. For example, a dictator or absolute monarchy king/queen can be leader whenever, make decisions for a country, and even declare war. Without limited government, there will be complete anarchy. Some examples of countries with a unlimited government is Syria, Cuba, and North Korea. Also, all of these governments have a communist government, which distributes wealth equally. Some examples of countries with a limited government is U.S.A, Canada, and England. Also, none of the governments are communist, and all people have to work for their money. Democracy is also the most effective form government because the citizens have say in the government's leaders and decisions. There are two types of democracy, direct democracy and representative democracy. In direct democracy, citizens have say in their day to day lives. In representative democracy, citizens represent a person to make decisions for their country. If they are not satisfied then they can re-elect a different leader. A couple of examples of countries with a representative democracy is U.S.A, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Some examples of countries with a direct democracy is Switzerland, Athen, and the U.S.A. In conclusion, I believe that democracy is the most effective form of government because it is the citizens that are making decisions. Without democracy, dictators could come into power and the citizens will have no control over their lives, a dictator can have enough power start wars. Without democracy, people's rights could be taken away. Without democracy it will be anarchy all over the world.

What does it mean to be a good citizen?Being a good citizen means obey the laws of the land. One major law is that every US citizen has to pay taxes. American citizens have to pay taxes because it goes to the government to help fund roads, schools, and business offices for the people of the nation. Every US citizen has rights, like freedom of speech, right to vote, and freedom against discrimination. The US bill of rights states that every US citizen has these rights. However, being a US citizen means that you have responsibilities, because without responsibilities, it would be anarchy all over the place. There are two types of responsibilities, a mandatory responsibility and a personal responsibility. A couple of examples of a personal responsibility is getting informed on new rules, vote, and take care of your family. Pretty much doing things to take care of yourself that is important. A mandatory responsibility is something that you have to do by law. For example, do jury duty, go to school, and pay taxes.

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