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Social Studies Ch 2

Social Studies Chapter 2 Vocab (4th)

Immigrant Person that comes to live in a New Land
Culture Way of life followed by a group of people
Government Laws that are followed and the people that run a country
Republic Type of government in which people elect leaders to represent them
Represent Act of a leader making decisions for those who elected them
Democracy System of government in which every citizen has a right to take part
Citizen Official member of a country
Constitution Written plan for governing the USA
Federal System of government in which the national and state governments share power
Legislative Branch Part of government that makes the laws
Capitol Building where the Congress of the United States meet
Executive Branch Part of government that enforces the laws
White House Place where the President of the United States lives and works
Judicial Branch Part of government made up of courts and judges that interprets laws
Supreme Court Highest court of the United States
Amendment Change to the Constitution of the United States
Bill of Rights First 10 amendments to the United States Constitution; They state the basic rights of the United States citizens
Passport Paper or booklet that gives a person permission to travel to other countries
Taxes Money the government collects to pay for its services
Jury Panel of ordinary citizens who make decisions in a court of law



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