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AP American Government Review Concentration 1 Constitutional Underpinnings of United States Government (5-15%) Considerations that influenced the formulation and adoption of the Constitution Separation of powers Federalism Theories of democratic government Key Terms Republic Pure/direct democracy Representative democracy Parliamentary democracy Presidential democracy Constitutional democracy Totalitarianism Conservatism Liberalism Absolutism Socialism Communism Dictatorship Oligarchy Theocracy Absolute monarchy Divine right Constitutional or limited democracy Natural law Common law Natural rights National sovereignty State sovereignty Confederation Division of power Interstate commerce Intrastate commerce Domestic tranquility General welfare

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