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Democratic Heritage

government runs a country and provides services and safety to its people
rights things/freedoms that all people have just because they are alive
Legislative branch this branch writes the bills that can become law, if signed by the President
Executive branch this branch is led by the President of the United States
Judicial branch this branch decides whether laws are fair according to the Constitution
Congress a group that is made up of members of the the House of Representatives and the Senate
Senate in this part of Congress, states have representation based upon two elected members per state
House of Representatives in this part of Congress, states have representation based upon population
The Constitution explains how the government works, lists the rights of the peopl, and creates the Presidency, the Congress, and the Supreme Court
The Bill of Rights the first 10 amendments to the Constitution that contain many of the rights of the people of the United States
Amendments additions to the Constitution
Separation of Power our government is set up like this because no one wanted any one group to have absolute power like they experienced under England's rule
Federal government this level of government makes money, treaties with other countries, and maintains armed forces
State government this level of government issues licenses to teachers, doctors, and drivers
Local government this level of government involves the safety of its citizens by employing fire and police departments
Mayor the title of the person who is leader of the local government
Governor the title of the person who is the leader of the state government
President the title of the person who is the leader of the federal government
Created by: Mrs. Durden



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