Political and Civil rights - 2014

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What is the importance of Political and civil rights?
stops the government having too much power over individuals.
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Define democracy
Rule by people
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What is the political state of the Uk?
Uk is a representative democracy
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Define representative democracy
-People elect representatives (Mps) to make decisions that affects everyone
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How regularly is the vote to elect a national government held?
Every 5 years
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define universal suffrage
everyone over 18 years old can vote ( few exceptions- some prisioners)
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When did the Uk change from being an absolute moncarchy?
towardds the end of the 17the century , when parliament took control
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Define Absolute monarchy
When the Queen or King has all the power.
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Define democracy

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Rule by people

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What is the political state of the Uk?

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Define representative democracy

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How regularly is the vote to elect a national government held?

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