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U.S. CItizenship

U.S.. CItizenship Interview - CIvics Glossary

The Allies DOrmal partnership of countries that first opposed Germany in WWI, and then again to oppose the axis countries during WWII
AMbassador Person wo officially represents a country outside that country
Amreicna Revolution Struggle of independance from Great Brittain - 1775-1783
Abroad In a foreign country
The axis Alliance of Germany, Italy & Japan during WWII - The Axis oppossed the allies
Bill Legislation that has been formally introduced in Congress
Bloodshed Violencethat causes injury, death or carnage
Branch Section or divition of something
Census Official count of person living in a country
CIvil Liberty Freedom that involves limiting the power of the government over the people. The individual freedoms mentioned in the Bill of Rights are know as Civil Liberties
CIvil Rights Idea that all people of a nation or society should be treated equally
CIvil RIghts Movement Organized effort that promoted equality, political irghts, and fair treatment for all Americans no matter the color of their skin
Colonies Areas controlled by a foreign country
Compact Signed formal agreement between 2+ groups
Compromise Agreement between 2 groups of opposing views - A deal
To confirm When the Senate approves the President's choice for an important government position
Constellation Group of stars in a night sky
Constituents People represented by an elected official
to Debate When people arhue by representing their different opninions about something
Debt money's owed
Declaration Statement of an idea or argument
Declaration of War Official statement by one country that it its at war with another
Deliberate Careful & methodical / thought out
Democratic Having to do with the egovernment by the people, or the idea of political equality for all
Domestic affairs Things that go within a country, or polotical issues that affect one country and its people, having nothing to do with foreign or international affairs
Equal The exact same : identical
Equality The idea that all humans have the same rights, and that none are worse or lower than others simply because of their color or ethnic background
To execute To carry out, to turn a written rule into an action
Feast a big, special meal held to celebrate something , banquet
Federal Having to do with the national, or central government, rather than the government of a specific state
Federalists Papaers 85 essays that were prionted in NY papers while that state was deciding wether or not to support the US consitution. The essays were written by Alexander Hamilton, John J. and James Madison in 1787 and 1788 and explained why New Yorkers should support the
Fiery Intense and forceful, passionate
Founding Fathers The men who worte the US constitution. Thet founded our system of Government
To governq to set rules that epople have to follow. To use political power to lead or to administer
Hardiness ability to survive difficulties and keep going
Harvest The food that farmers get from the crops they have grown during the summer
Ideals Basic principles or moral which often discuss how a society should operate
Inagurate Going through the ceremony of becoming president, known as inauguration
Invade To enter by force, using military: to march into a place that belongs to an enemy
Jury Group of citizens that kisten to a case in court and makes a decistion about the case. Each US citizen is called from time to time to serve on a jury
Justice (a) Fairness; the state of neing morally good
Justice (b) another word for a judge, used especially those of the Supreme Court
Legislative Having to do with making laws; often refers to a group of selected officials, such as the US Congress, that get together to make laws
Liberties Special freedoms or rights
Lofty very high or elevated; grand
Naturalization Process by which a foreign born person can become a US Citizen
Noble Of good qualities, excellent
Nominee Person who is selected, or nominated for an importan government position
Oaths A promise or vow; a pledge
Persevereance Never giving up and always going ahead
Pilgrims English settlers who came to America long ago and set up communities
Planter Farmer, speially one who operates a large farm - plantation
Polling Station Where people vote on elections
Posterity Future generations
Protest To publicly oppose or complkaint aboutsomething; to object to something
Ratification To give formal concent to; when a majority of the states legislatures approve a proposed constitutional ammendment
Represent To serve within government as the voice of the poeple who elected you
Representation The right or priviledge of being represented by delegates in a legislative body
Republican When a countries political power comes from the citizens, not the rulers and is put into use by representatives elected by the citizens
Rights Basic thing people can freely do; freedoms and priviledges
Secretary of State The government official in charge of directing and supervising the foreign relations of the United States. He leads the main foreign policy agency of the United States, the Dpet of State. The secretary of State is the highest ranking head of a department
Segregation Separation of citizens of different races
Senate President Pro Tempore The Senator who, when the Vice President i not present, presides over the Senate. This means that he or she chooses which Senators cn speak to the Senate. The President Pro Tempore is the Senator from the majority political party - The party which has the
Speaker of the House The most powerful of the House of Representatives, who laways comes from the majority party- the party with the mot representatives. Th e Speker presides over the house by deciding which representatives can speak during debate and usually play a very vis
Speedy fast; done quickly
SUpreme Highest; cannot be challenged; Ultimate
Temperate Calm, composed, reasonable; self controlled
Term Length of time that government leader serves before he must be elected once again
Term limits Limit of the number of terms a leader can be elected to serve. A term is the length of time that a givernment leader serves before he or she must be elected once again
Territory New land controlled by a government; many states were US territories befi=ore officially becoming states
Treaty Formal agreement between 2+ countries; a pact
Unanimous When everyone in a group that is deciding something decides the same way
Valor Bravery in facng great danger, specially in battle
Vigilance The state of being alert and watching outfor danger
Whigs American political party of the 1800's party. The party stood for business and banking interests and opposed Andrew Jakson and his Democratic partu. Four Presidents, all serving in the 1840s 1850's, were whigs
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