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Civics Chapter 13

Chapter 13

incorporate to received from labor, business, or property
city charter a document that grants power to local goverment
home rule allows cities to write their own charter, coose thier own type of government, and manage their own affairs
ordinance a law, usually of a city or country
strong-mayor system a type pf goiverment, usually in larger cities, under which the mayor has strong executive powers
weak-mayor system the mayor's authority is limited
at-large election an election for an area as a whole; for example, statewide
special district a unit of goverment that deals with a specific function
metropolitan area a large city and its suburbs
suburb communities that are near or surrounded larger cities
country normally the largest territorial and political subdivision of a state
country seat a town where the country courthouse is located
town political unit that is larger than a village and smaller than a city
town meeting citizens-rather than elected representatives-made the important decision
township a subdivision of a country that has its own goverment
village the smallest unit of local goverment
dominate contole
furthermore because council members are elected by wards
reluctant unwilling
levy enforcing laws
estimate approximatley value
complex invloved
similar almost the same
decline become less
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