Autocracy

Prediction

  1. What do you think autocracy means?

  2. Use autocracy in a sentence :

  3. Think of an example of autocracy in current events:

  4. Find an image of autocracy:

 

Fun Fact

Definition

  • a system of government by one person with absolute power.

synonyms: absolutism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, tyranny, monocracy, autarchy

antonyms: democracy

  • a country, state, or society governed by one person with absolute power.

  • domineering rule or control.

 

Sentence

An enlightened, educated, and active public is the best challenge to an autocracy. Yikes.

Example

How to Build an Autocracy

Image

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Question(s)

  1. What is the opposite of autocracy?

  2. What are three mechanisms the US political system has in place to check autocracy?

  3. Name one current world leader who is an autocrat.

  4. Would you prefer to be an autocratic leader or a democratic leader?