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Unit 5: Test 1

Civics, Government, and Global Politics: Test 1

TermDefinition
civics the study the rights and duties of citizens and of how the government works
nation-state a political unit, such as a country, with defined borders, people, sovereignty, and a system of government
sovereignty having power and authority over the people who reside within a defined area
government a system people use to exercise authority, distribute power, and regulate conduct of people
republic a government where people hold the power of government and choose leaders to make laws and decisions for them
popular sovereignty the power and authority of the government comes from the people
limited government the government’s power over its citizens is restricted by laws or a constitution
federalism power is divided and shared between the federal and state governments
separation of powers power is divided among different branches of government
checks and balances the way in which the different branches of government keep each other from having too much power
Created by: AMS SS6