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Civics Test

TermDefinition
Federalism the sharing of power between the federal and state government
Senators Age 30
Representatives Age 25
Senators Term of Office 6 years
Representatives Term of Office 2 years
What branch makes the nations laws? Legislative Branch
What branch interprets the laws? Judicial Branch
What branch carries out the laws? Executive Branch
Legislative Branch Position Senator and Representative
Judicial Branch Position Supreme Court Justice or Judge
Executive Branch Position President, Vice President or Cabinet Member
Separation of Powers each of the three branches of government has its own responsibilities.
Monarchy Ruled by a King or Queen
Representative Democracy Citizens elect leaders to represent their interest in government
Theocracy Ruled by a religious group
Anarchy No one is in control
Direct Democracy No representatives citizens involved in the day to day government Ex: Athens
Totalitarian The government is involved in ALL parts of society
Oligarchy A small group of people has all the power
Created by: kguilmino225