Comparing Systems of Government

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By comparing political systems, we can develop an appreciation for those systems that provide a large degree of personal freedom and economic opportunity. Choose a foreign country to research. Look for significant historical events that influenced the country's government. Report your findings to the class.

To learn more about comparative government, view the Democracy in Action video lesson 25: Parliamentary v. Presidential Systems.

Foldables compare and contrast Study Foldable Make this foldable and use it to help you identify similarities and differences in governments around the world.

Step 1 Mark the midpoint of a side edge of one sheet of paper. Then fold the outside edges in to touch at the midpoint

Step 3 Open and cut along the inside fold lines v to form four tabs.

Step 4 Label as shown.

Step 2 Fold the paper in half from side to side.

Step 4 Label as shown.

Step 2 Fold the paper in half from side to side.

Reading and writing as you read the chapter, write information under each tab to help you compare and contrast different types of governments and the countries where they are in place.

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Chapter Overview Visit tho Civics Today Web site at civ.clencoe.com and click on Chapter Overviews-Chapter 27 lu preview chapter intnrrnaticn.

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