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Constitution Lecture 4: Democracy or Republic?

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Part four defines oligarchy, monarchy, republic, and democracy. Each type of government is defined in terms of its linguistic and historical origins and how rights are granted in each form of government. Give your upper graders a clear and well-defined view of what government is and how rights are allocated in the United States. Tip: This lecture can be stopped to discuss each term, idea, or argument with the class.

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