Civic Education SS1 Second Term

Week 1


Performance objectives

The student should be able to:

1. Meaning/Definition of Democracy

2. Explain representative democracy

3. Characteristics of democracy


Definition of Democracy

Democracy is defined as a system of government in which people exercise their political power through a periodic election.

It is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, according to Abraham Lincoln. There are two types of democracy namely; Direct and Indirect democracy.

Representative Democracy

This is the form of government where people run the government or exercise political power through their elected representatives.

It has replaced direct democracy in modern states because it is no.... View More

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