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Civics Vocab 2 Word Scramble


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Civics Vocab 2

9th Grade Buras

the authority, or power, that rules on behalf of a group of people government
a form of government in which all power is in the hands of one person or a group of persons dictatorship/ dictator
a form of government in which a king, queen, prince (a monarch) rules and sometimes is in charge of the government monarchy
All the rules of conduct of a nation that are enforced by government laws
a written plan of government for a nation constitution
basic beliefs or standards of conduct that people attempt to live up to ideals
a key document of American freedom, adopted on July 4, 1776, declaring the 13 American colonies to be free and independent of Great Britain Declaration of Independence
our nation's first written plan of government, in effect from 1781 to 1789 Articles of Confederation
representatives who were chosen to attend the Constitutional Convention delegates
the meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 at which the Constitution of the United States was written Constitutional Convention
The men who founded the US by writing/ adopting the Constitution Founding Fathers
the lawmaking body of Great Britain Parliament
a lawmaking body consisting of two houses bicameral
a lawmaking body consisting of one house unicameral
the agreement reached by the Constitutional Convention that all states should have equal representation in the Senate and be represented according to the size of their population in the house great compromise
to change; a written change or addition in the Constitution amend
to approve; approval of the constitution in 1787 or of a constitutional amendment ratification (ratify)
members of the House of Representatives or a person who represents a group of people in the government representative
the plan of government approved in 1789 to be the "supreme law of the land" Constitution of the United States of America
the national government of our nation federal government
the branch of our federal, states, or local government that makes the laws Legislative Branch
the branch of our federal, state, or local government that carries out the laws Executive Branch (president)
the branch of the federal, state, or local government that decides if laws have been broken and that punishes lawbreakers Judicial Branch (judges)
a proposed law being considered by a lawmaking body bill
the way in which the powers of government are balanced, or divided, among three branches, so that each branch may check, or limit, the other branches checks and balances
the heads of the executive departments in the federal government, who also acts as advisors to the president cabinet
the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, which set forth the basic rights, or freedoms, guaranteed to all Americans bill of rights
the traditional ways of doing things in our federal government that are seldom written down or made into laws unwritten constitution
Based on a theology or religious faith. It is a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler and the God’s or deity’s laws are being interpreted by government officials theocracy
complete disorder that can result from having no government or laws anarchy
the doctrine that monarchs derive their right to rule directly from God and are accountable only to God divine right
Under a socialist system the government has ownership over the countries basic goods and services (communication, transportation, health care, power, etc.); however, some services, are owned by private businesses socialism
Created by: smartee on 2006-09-26

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