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Chapter One

Content Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Civics The study of the rights and duties of citizens.
Citizenship Rights and duties of members of a state
Citizens Men with property posses the right to vote and take part in the government.
Service economy Where the majority of people earn their living by providing a service rather than manufacturing a product.
Values The general principles, or beliefs, you use to make these judgements.
Popular sovereignty American ideals of individual rights
Institutions Ideas that people have about relationships
Naturalization When foreign born people choose to become citizens.
Aliens Non Citizens
Immigrants People who permanently move to a new country
Deport Sending someone back to their original country
Government Ruling authority for a community or a society.
Public Policy A course of government action to achieve community goals.
Budget Plan for collecting and spending money.
Democracy Government in which citizens hold the power to rule.
Direct democracy Democracy in which people vote first hand.
Representative Democracy The people choose a smaller group to represent them, make laws, and govern on their behalf.
Republic A system of limited government in which the people are the ultimate source of of governmental power.
Monarchy Government with a hereditary ruler -- King, Queen, or other royal figure.
Majority rule Political principal providing that a majority of the members of a community has the power to make laws binding upon all the people
Authoritarian A government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power
Totaltarian system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state
Created by: taliahvargas
 

 



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