This powerpoint covers the principle of government (most likely the first chapter in a government textbook): Government and the State, Forms of Government, and Basic Concepts of Democracy. Sections 1 and 2 are preceeded by important vocabulary. Teaching duration will vary--in my classroom this took two weeks when used in conjunction with fill-in notes, vocabulary activity, and review exercises. It can be used alone, or paired with the Principles of Government Vocabulary, Notes, and Review Exercises Word document also for sale in my store. Really, all that you need to add is a quiz or test, and you have a complete chapter or unit here!