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government vocab

Laws passed by legislative bodies (US Congress, NC General Assembly, Clinton City Council, Sampson County Commissioners) Statutory laws
Laws based on court decisions; When a court decides a case, that decision has the effect of a law; the decision sets a precedent for future cases to follow; aka Civil law Common laws
To put up with what other people say or think Tolerance
When a group collaborates and comes up with an agreement (a bit different from the term “majority.” Consensus
A person from another country; someone who has moved from one country to another immigrant
Another term for immigrant alien
The process of immigrants becoming American citizens; they must apply, live here for 5 years legally, take a test, and swear oath to uphold the US Constitution naturalization
A document that governs a country/state Constitution
Analogy used to describe the US as a country of many different cultures and ethnicities Mixed salad
Law signed by George H.W. Bush that allowed immigrants with skills, talent, or money to legally come to the U.S Immigration Act of 1990
15th Cabinet department created by George W. Bush after 9/11 to help advise on terrorism Homeland Security
Created by: rhernande