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SS-Ch. 2

Regions textbook Ch. 2

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What kinds of things did immigrants bring to America? customs, holidays, music, dance, languages, and foods
Why is the United States often called a nation of immigrants? because so many people from all around the world have come to live in the United States
What hard decision did immigrants have to make? whether they should come to the United States and leave behind their families
What are some things that make up a group's culture? its customs, beliefs, language, religion, art, music, clothing, food, games, and holidays
Why did early European settlers come to North America? They were looking for a better life, wealth, and opportunity to own their own land.
What are some things that make up a group's culture? its customs, beliefs, language, religion, art, music, clothing, food, games, and holidays
Why did early European settlers come to North America? They were looking for a better life, wealth, and opportunity to own their own land.
What are some reason for the different ways of life in the United States? There are many cultures mixed together.
How do national holidays help unite Americans? They bring Americans together as they celebrate and remember the country's history.
What is independence? freedom from English rule
What are rights? A freedom that belongs to you.
What is responsibility? something that a person should do.
Democracy a form of government in which the people rule.
representative Democracy citizens elect representatives of leaders, which make decisions about the laws for all the people
Majority rule the thing (or person) that gets the most votes - wins
In a representative democracy who makes decisions about the laws for all the people? Representatives elected by the citizens
How does sharing responsibility help unite Americans? It can bring people together to help one another in times of need or to solve problems.
What makes our government a democracy? Americans make choices about their live and government by voting.
What do the colors represent on the U.S. flag? red - courage, white - goodness, and blue - care and justice
What do the stripes represent? The first 13 states
What do the stars represent? The fifty states
What are the three levels of government? local, state, federal
The people had just fought a long war against England to win the right to be free. That war was the Revolutionary War
The country needed a plan. The plan for the fed era government is given in a document called the _______________. Constitution
What are the three branches of the government? Let's Eat Jello! legislative, executive, judicial
The main job of the legislative branch is to ______________________. make laws
The legislative branch is also called ________________________. Congress, which is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
What is the main job of the executive branch? To see that the laws passed by Congress are carried out.
Who is the head of the executive branch? the president
What is the main job of the judicial branch? to make sure that the laws are carried out fairly
Why is it important for each branch to keep a watch on the other two? That way, no one branch gets stronger or too powerful
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