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Civics and Economics

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consent of the governed people are the source of any and all governmental power
limited government government is not all powerful and may do only those things people have given it the power to do.
rule of law the government and those who govern are bound by the law, as are those that are governed
democracy in a democratic system of government, the people rule
representative government in a representative system, people elect office holders to make laws and conduct government on their behalf
The Preamble expresses the reasons the constitution was written. These reasons are... (6) * to form a more perfect union *to establish justice *to ensure domestic tranquility *to provide for the common defense *to promote general welfare *to secure the blessings of liberty
How many constitutional amendments? 27
US Constitution - proposal action by Congress or convention
US Constitution - ratification by the states
Virginia Concstitution - proposal Action by the General Assembly or convention
Virginia Constitution - ratification by the voters of Virginia
citizen an individual with certain rights and duties under a government and who, by the birth or by choice, owes allegiance to that government
14th Amendment defines citizenship - "All persons born or naturalized in the US, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the US and the state wherein they reside."
Ways to become a US citizen birth OR naturalization
How do you become a naturalized citizen? *demonstrate knowledge of American history and principles *the abilty to read, speak, and write words in English *be a US resident for at least 5 years (if married to a US citizen at least, 3 years) *18 or older
What have immigration and naturalization led to? an increas in societal diversity
Created by: Jazztooth64