civics - key elements of a democratic government

Class 6 - Civics

Key Elements of a Democratic Government

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How does the power of the government got limited?

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The power of the government gets limited by regular elections. Elections are usually held once in five years. Once elected, governments can stay in power only for that period. If they want to continue to be in power then they have to re-elected by the people. This is a moment when people can sense their power in a democracy.



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Key Elements of a Democratic Government - Questions
1.

Why do you think we need the government to find solutions to many disputes or conflicts?


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2.

State whether these sentences are true (T) or false (F).

(i) Non-whites could vote in South Africa before 1994.
(ii)  It was the effort of Nelson Mandela that made South Africa a democratic country.
(iii)  Conflicts and differences are resolved by the laws laid by our Constitution, (in) Apartheid system in South Africa was abolished in the year 1990.
(iv) In our society boys and girls are valued equally.


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3.

What are the various ways in which people participate in the process of government?


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4.

Who was Hector? What did he want?.


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5.

How does the power of the government got limited?


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6.

How would Maya's life be different in South Africa today?


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7.

Name the various races that live in South Africa.


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8.

What do you mean by apartheid? [V. Imp.]


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9.

What are apartheid laws? [V. Imp.]


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10.

When do conflicts occur? What happens afterwards?


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11.

Name one black township.


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12.

How do our society view boys and girls?


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13.

Write a short note on The African National Congress'. [Imp.]


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14.

Fill in the blanks with appropriate words to complete each sentence:

(i) In South Africa, there live black people, ……………..  and Indians.
(ii)  Blacks and coloured people were not considered to be ……………….. to whites.
(iii)  The African National Congress led the struggle against …………………..
(iv) Through ……….  in elections people elect leaders to represent them.
(v)   Religious processions and celebrations can sometimes lead to ……………………..


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15.

What is the role of police when there is a chance of violence?


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16.

What actions does the government take to ensure that all people are treated equally?


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17.

Who is responsible for helping to resolveconflicts or differences?


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18.

Read through the chapter and discuss some of the key ideas of a democratic government. Make a list. For example, all people are equal


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19.

What happened to Hector and his classmates? Why did it happen?


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20.

Name the party that fought against the system of apartheid. [V. Imp.]


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21.

What does government do to promote justice among the girls?


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22.

One of the ways of participating is to take interest in the working of the government and to criticise it when required. Explain with an example.


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23.

How did Dr. Ambedkar and many others like his view equality and justice?


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24.

How do rivers become a source of conflict between states?


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