SS1 Government

Government lesson notes and questions and answers for SS1 1st, 2nd & 3rd term.

Practise for Exam/Quiz

1st term

  1. Government as an institution of state
  2. Government as a process or act of governing
  3. Government as an academic field of study.
  4. Power
  5. Authority
  6. Legitimacy
  7. Sovereignty
  8. Meaning of democracy
  9. Political culture
  10. Political Socialization
  11. Political participation
  12. Communalism
  13. Feudalism
  14. Capitalism
  15. Socialism
  16. Communism
  17. Fascism
  18. Totalitarianism
  19. Meaning of Unitary system of government
  20. Features of the unitary system of government
  21. Advantages and disadvantages of the unitary system of government
  22. Parliamentary System of Government
  23. Presidential System of Government
  24. Confederal System of Government/ meaning
  25. Monarchy
  26. Comparison of federalism and Confederalism.
  27. Legislature
  28. Functions of legislature
  29. Executive
  30. Types of executive in government
  31. Functions of executive branch of government
  32. Judiciary
  33. Functions of the Judiciary
  34. Independence of the Judiciary

2nd term

  1. Definition/meaning of constitution
  2. Sources of constitution
  3. Functions of constitution
  4. Features of constitution
  5. Written and unwritten constitution
  6. Rigid and flexible constitution
  7. Unitary and federal constitution
  8. Meaning /functions of constitutionalism
  9. Importance of constitutionalism
  10. The relationship between constitution and constitutionalism.
  11. Rule of law
  12. Basic Principles
  13. Problems or limitation of rule of law.
  14. Fundamental Human Rights
  15. Origin and Importance of Human Rights
  16. Various ways/means of safeguarding human rights
  17. Meaning of separation of power
  18. Principles of checks and balances
  19. Relationship between separation of powers.
  20. Meaning/Definition of representative government.
  21. Features of a representative government
  22. Advantages and disadvantages of Representative Government
  23. Meaning/Definition of centralization and decentralization
  24. Differences between centralized and decentralized system
  25. Meaning/Definition of delegated legislature
  26. Forms of delegated legislature
  27. Control of delegated legislatures
  28. Advantages and Disadvantages of delegated legislature

3rd term

  1. Meaning and definition of citizenship
  2. Methods of acquisition of citizenship
  3. Rights, duties and obligations of a citizen
  4. Differences between a citizen and a non-citizen.
  5. Meaning/ Definition of Political Party
  6. Organisation of Political Party
  7. Types of Political party
  8. Functions of Political Party
  9. Meaning and definition of Party system
  10. Types of Party system
  11. Characteristics of party system.
  12. Advantages and disadvantages of One-party system
  13. Advantages and disadvantages of Two-party system
  14. Advantages and disadvantages of multi-party system
  15. Meaning and definition of pressure group
  16. Types of pressure group
  17. Characteristics of pressure groups
  18. Functions of pressure group
  19. Problems of pressure group
  20. Difference between pressure group and political parties.
  21. Meaning and definition of public opinion
  22. Formation of public opinion
  23. Meaning and definition of election
  24. Purpose of election
  25. Organisation of election
  26. Meaning of suffrage/franchise
  27. Development of suffrage/franchise
  28. Types of suffrage/franchise
  29. Purpose of suffrage/franchise.
  30. Simple majority
  31. Absolute majority
  32. Proportional representation
  33. Direct and indirect system
  34. Meaning of Electoral Commission
  35. Roles/functions and duties of the commission
  36. Problems facing Electoral Commission