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WSHS C/E Chap 1

WSHS - 2nd - C/E - Chapter 1 Terms - Boyd/Tedder

Citizenship membership of a community or state in which the people have certain rights and duties
Service economy type of economy in which many people make a living by providing service for others rather than manufacturing a product
Popular sovereighty governmnet by consent of the people
Citizen a person who lives in a state or country, obeys the government’s rules and laws, and is entitled to protection from the government
Institution a set of ideas that people have about relationships, obligations, roles, and functions of society
Civics the study of the rights and duties of citizens
Value the general principle used to make a judgment or decisions
Immigrant a person who moves permanently to a new country
Naturalization the legal process by which foreign persons become citizens
Alien a non-citizen
Deport to send an illegal alien back to his or her own country
Direct democracy a system in which all citizens meet to debate government matters and vote firsthand
Representative democracy a system in which citizens choose a smaller group to represent them, make laws, and govern on their behalf
Public policy a course of government action to achieve community goals, issues, or problems
Democracy a type of government that originated in ancient Greece and allows its citizens to vote and to take part in government
Budget a plan for collecting and spending money
Republic a system of limited government in which the people are the ultimate source of governmental power
Authorization a government in which the concentration of power is help by a leader not accountable to the people; a government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power
Monarchy a government with a hereditary ruler
Totalitarien a type of state in which the government’s control extends to nearly every aspect of the peoples lives
Majority rule a principle of democracy in which citizens agree that when differences of opinion arise, they will abide by what most people want
Government the ruling authority for a community
Created by: ktedder