January 12, 2016

Which Government is for You?

What Kind of Government Would You Want Ruling You?


            In our world, many people have different visions of how people should be governed.   In early civilizations, a monarchy was the way groups of people were ruled.  In a monarchy, a monarch, a king or queen, would rule over the people of a state or country.  This leader was born into this position and held the position for life or until the next of kin was ready to assume the throne.  The monarch would make the decisions he or she thought was best for the people or even primarily for the monarchy.  The king or queen would not listen to, and some didn’t care about the people they led.  Some countries do have groups of men and women who will help the monarch make laws and other decisions that will be in favor of the people.  Ultimately though, the monarch makes the absolute decisions. 

            There were some citizens who abided under the rule of a monarch, did not appreciate being told what to do and how to live.  Sometimes these citizens would rise up and revolt.  The fighting might result in a change in the government to a democracy.  Others would just up and leave their home country to find a new land to begin a democracy, a type of government where the people have an active role in voting for those taking part in the government.  Ancient Greece was one of the first countries to have a democracy.  Their form of democracy was called a direct democracy.  This meant that each person was able to have a voice as to what going to happen and the rules that would be put in place.  The majority of countries with a democracy now have a representative form of democracy.  This allows the citizens to vote for those they want representing, or speaking for, them.  The candidates, men and women wanting to run for a place in the government, tell the citizens the ideas they have for the state or country.  Then, the citizens are encouraged to vote for the candidate they feel would do the best job.  While they are some stipulations to holding an office in a democracy, most any citizen can hold some kind of office in the government unlike a monarchy.  Time limits called, terms, were also set so one person is not always in an office.

            While some citizens fought the monarchy for a democracy, some citizens wanted to be in complete control or to dictate what happened in the government.  In this form of government, a dictator would come in with force and use their armies to wipe out the leaders that were presiding.  When the dictator would gain complete control, they would make all decisions without consulting the citizens of that country.  He or she would not listen to the citizens of the country when making decisions that would affect them.  What made a dictatorship different from a monarchy was the laws made by the dictator were usually very unfair to the citizens.  Plus, the dictator rarely followed the rules himself even though punishment was given to citizens who broke the laws.  A dictator was usually in office until another person or group of people were able to take back control.

            Each of these kinds of governments is found all over the world.  While some of these are better than others, no type is perfect.  Which do you believe is best?





STUDENTS:  After reading the text and viewing the diagram above, which government would you like to have where you live?  Why would you choose this form of government for your life?  Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

28 comments:

  1. Democracy is the best govemment.Democracy is the right one.I say democracy is the best because they let you vote.Democracy will treat us better.They treat us better because democracy puts things back in order.Democracy knows the best way.The democracy has good ideas instead of bad ideas.Democracy is good.Citizen fight for democracy.Democracy is awesome as a govemment.

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  2. I would want to live in a government that would let us choose, not bose us us around. If a king or queen ruled us we would not be abel to make are own choses, but with the right government we would be abel to make are choses. For exampel the governmnt we live in is free and grate. Some people have bad governments. England is one with a bad government.In some goverments will kill you if you do not fallow them! That is why I want to live in the government that I already have!

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  3. The place I will live in is democacy. Lot of citizens fight the monarchy just for the democacy. citizens wanted to be in the sucess control or mabye dictate have come in the force. some citizens that obey under the monarch did not like to get told. other just up and leave their home land and find another country. But our world people will also have diffrent vison how people act. this is why I will live in the democacy.

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  4. Democracy would be a good thing to live under.

    Sometimes these citizens would rise up and revolt. The fighting might result in a change in the government to a democracy .Others will just get up and leave.Ancient greece was one of the first to have a democracy.There form of democracy was called a direct democracy. citizens vote for those they want representing.


    Democracy is a great thing to live under.

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  5. I would like to work in Monarch.I would like to work in Monarch because the people in Monarch are very nice.They are nice because they make absolute decisions.Next they are nice because they care about you.Next they are nice because they make the right decisions to choosh from.Finally they are nice because they help you do your job and make decisions.This is why I can work in Monarch.

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  6. The dictatorship is wrong because Hitler was a dictator. Monarchy is rolyte and don’t want to be bossed around. I would want a Democracy because they protect you and keep you save. They would ride in cars and watch the city if there are bad guys. Also,they would arrest if they need to. What if someone robbed Baskin Robbins then they would arrest people if they need to. So I would want a democracy.

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  7. Many types of goverment are found all over the world. My favriote is democracy. Here are 2 reasons why.
    First of all, we are free from monarchy. Kings and queens no longer rule us. We would still be at London if the revaloutarey war wasn”t started!
    Second of all, we have better rules. Rules were probaly hard to follow in London! I could vote for easier rules.
    That is why I choose democracy.

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  8. what kind of government do you want?I want a government that is kind,sweet,lovely and gets his work done.I want a government that does his job,does what he is post to do.Governments come in many different ways some are lazy and don't do their work that's what gets them fired.I know that you do not want a mad government,that would just make you mad.You might say how you become a government it is a lot of work to do. do you like governments if you don't you better start liking them because they do lots and lots of work more than teachers.Governments are part of your life there always will be a new one.What if you were the Government what would you do how would you act and how will you get all the work done,it is a big job to be a Government.I want a Government that lets us be free.This is my government.

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  9. What kind of government would you pick to rule you a nice or mean.I would pick a nice government.Would you.

    I would have a monarchy as my leader.A monarchy is a good leader that is good.He is good at doing his job unlike the dictatorship.

    The monarchy did care about the people that didn’t care about the country,State or people the monarchy was leading.He cared about the people

    So I think the monarchy is the best for you.The monarchy take care of you. They know what is best for you.

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  10. We are talking about the Government . I think that we live in a good Government today . In the world we live in today , somethings in life are bad , but we can fix some of that . The world would be bad without a government . Many people do not like it , but they are good to have it . The world we live in today is very good and perfect . I still think that our government is perfect .

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  11. I would chose Dictatorship. Armies Dictator would come in with the force and wipe out the leaders that were presiding. Decision They would make all the decision without consulting the citizens of that country Take A dictator was usually in office until another person or group. People were able to take back control. Dictator are people that are different from monorcy.

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  12. This is my opinion about what kind of government I would want. I would want a democracy government.

    A dictatorship has a lot of fighting. People that have a dictatorship take over.

    people that have a monarchy is not fair. They are picked by sibling.

    that is my opinion. I would rather have a democracy government.

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  13. What kind of government would you want. I like to have a democracy. The U.S.A. has a democracy.

    You can vote for the person that you want. Those people are called candidates. The majority of countries with a democracy now have a representative form of democracy.

    Those are the reasons that I would like a democracy for my government. So would you like a democracy. We have a democracy

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  14. The right goverment for me is the monarchy.
    The monarchy makes absolute decisions. Some countries do have group of men and women who will help the monarchy make law and other decisions that will be in favor of the people Ultimately though, monarchy makes the decision.The monarchy would make the decision he or she thought was best for the people or even primarily for the monarchy.

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  15. We have 3 governments were talking about. There is democracy,monarch,and monarchy. I’d like the government democracy. This government started a long time ago.
    Democracy is a lot different from our government. You get to vote who's in charge of that government. A lot of men and women fight over for who’s in charge.
    In the government democracy,people could have a voice. They could talk about what they would do if they were in charge. That person would also talk about who should be in charge of the government.
    Democracy isn’t that bad right. I wish we had that government. I wouldn’t give our government up though. Bye!

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  16. There are many diffrent tipes of governments. Wich tipe of government would you want?


    I would want to live with a monarch.

    A monarch makes a absolute decision.He or she did not appreciate being told what to do or even being told to do anything.

    Out of three tipes of governments. Wich one would be best for you.

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  17. Would you like a government forcing you to do stuff you don't want to do or a government that does not force you? The government for me is Democracy.

    I would live in Democracy because in Democracy is where you can vote. When I am 18 I do not want people saying ‘’I am president’’. I want to vote.

    We would be slaves. If our government was not democracy we maybe be slaves.

    Democracy is the government for me.

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  18. Many people think different things of how to be ruled. First there was a monarch which is a king or queen. Then there was dectatorship which is when everyone makes up rules. We have democracy which is when we are free. Why should we be ruled over?Monarchs would make us not be free and we don’t get to make decisions of our own.Detatorship would make us listen to others.Why should we be ruled?

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  19. Democracy is the one that I want to be ruled by. Democracy is a type of government where the people have an active role in voting for those taking part in the government.Ancient Greece was one of the first places to have democracy.
    Time limits called, terms,were also set so one person is not always in an office.
    That is why I choose democracy.

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  20. I’m learning about the Government. I think that our Government today is a good Government.In the world today we are happy because we are not geting ruled by a King or Queen. In the world our world would be bad without the Government. Without the Government people would brake the laws. I think our world is great with the Government because now people follow the laws, they do the right thing,and we aren’t ruled by King or Queen we aren’t ruled by anyone.

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  21. I prefer living under a govener that is a monarchy.

    In a Monarchy, a monarch, a king or a queen, would rule over the people of a state
    or a country. The monarch would make the decisions he or she thought was best
    for the people that they led. This leader was born into this position and held the position for life
    or until the next of kin were ready to assume the throne.

    That is why I prefer living under a govener that is a monarchy.

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  22. If you were to choose a place to live where would you choose. A place with dictatership,monarchy,or democracy. I would choose democracy here’s why.
    I wouldn’t be told what to do.We wouldn’t have king’s or queen’s.Also democracy
    means that we would make our own rules and laws.That’s why I live in a place
    with democracy.

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  23. My government that I would want would be democracy .I want people to make the decisions.
    Just like where I live groups of people make the decisions like voting, and making the decisions.
    I want presidents to rule us.My opinion is democracy

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  24. I would live on monarch because Qween Elizabeth is not mean. They would rise up and revdt
    and fingt. The officer made laws up and some people broke them. A group of officers were able
    to tack control of the office.

    Theis is why i whant to live on monchy.

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  25. Have you been wanting to rule over.there are three differt ways to rule.l want to the therd one.I would like to be a dictatorship.I could have a army.that would take over I could be very unfair.So I wouldn’t follow the rules.I would want rule.

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  26. Hello would you want to live in a democrasy , monarchy , or a dictatorship. I would want to live in a democrasy. Because in a democrasy you are free to do what you want be what you want to be and go were you want to go. In a monarchy a king or queen rules the land. In a dictatorship the leader of an country to take over other country.That is why I would want to live in a democracy

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  27. Would you rather live in the Democracy, Monarchy, or Dictatorship I would live in Democracy.

    I would live in Democracy so people like the navy, air force, army and much more , would protect you, because they serve our country and we have police to protect our state.

    Also we have a president that gives speeches to encourage the army, i know because i watch and listen to the president give speeches.

    that's why I think I would live in Democracy.

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  28. Which government would you want to be where you live?

    I would live in Monarchy because in Monarchy a monarch a king or queen would rule over the people of a state or country.
    This king or queen was born into position held the position for life or until the next king was ready to assume the throne.

    Monarchy seems fancy and rich.

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