People in Groups

Aristocracy: A society or group of people ruled by the upper class.

Democracy: A form of government in which the people hold power. People can either exercise the power or elect officials to do so.

Gerontocracy: A society or group of people in which older people are the most powerful.

Matriarchy: A society or group of people in which women are the most powerful.

Oligarchy: A society or group of people in which only a few people hold power.

Patriarchy: A society or group of people in which men are the most powerful.

People in Families

A nuclear family is made up of parents and their children.

An extended family includes parents, children, grandparents, and/or aunts, uncles, and cousins in the same household.

A blended family is formed when one single parent (divorced or widowed) marries another single parent.


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