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Chapter 1

TermDefinition
civics the study of the rights and duties of citizens.
citizenship rights and duties of members of the state.
citizen community members who owes loyalty to the government and is entitled to protection from it.
service economy where the majority of people earn their living by providing a service rather than manufacturing.
values the general principles or beliefs people use to make judgments and decisions.
popular sovereignty the notion that power lies with the people.
institution sets of ideas that people have about relationships,obligations,roles,and functions of society.
naturalization a legal process to obtain citizenship.
aliens non-citizen
deport to send an alien or immigrant back to his or her own country.
government the ruling authority for the community.
public policy the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem.
budget a plan for making and spending money.
democracy a government in which citizens hold the power to rule.
direct democracy a form of democracy in which the people vote first hand.
representative democracy a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf.
republic a representative democracy where citizens choose their lawmakers.
monarchy a government with a hereditary,single leader.
majority rule political principle providing that a majority of the members of the community has the power to make laws binding upon all the people.
authoritarian a government in which one leader or a group; person or persons having the power of government.
totalitarian a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of peoples lives.
Created by: ashlyndowler
 

 



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