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Government/ Civic Understandings

How many articles are in Georgia's state constitution? 11
The first article of Georgia's constitution deals with A bill of rights
What is it called when the Georgia constitution divides the responsibilities of government among three branches? Separation of Powers
What ensures that no one branch becomes to powerful? Checks and Balances
What financial responsibility does a citizen have toward the government? Paying taxes
How old must a person be to vote in Georgia? 18
What is one requirement that is necessary to vote in Georgia? A resident of Georgia and the county in which you are voting.
Organized groups of people who share common ideals and who seek to influence government policies and decisions by electing members of their party to government offices? Political Parties
What are the two parts of Georgia's legislative branch? Senate and House of Representatives
Which branch of Georgia state government has as its main responsibility the writing of state laws? Legislative
What branch of Georgia's government sees that the state's laws are implemented? Executive
Which branch of Georgia's government is the largest? Executive branch
A grand jury in Georgia decides whether or not a person accused of a crime should be charged and stand trail for that crime.
In order for a bill to become a law in Georgia, it must Be introduced by a legislator and receive a majority vote in both houses.
How long is the term of a member of the Georgia General Assembly? 2 years
What is the process by which a person from another country can become an American citizen? Naturalization
According to the system of checks and balances, the judicial branch has the power to Declare a law unconstitutional
Which right is NOT given to united states citizens in the us constitution? The right to an education
What does the term separation of powers refer to? Refers to the division of governmental powers between 3 distinct branches of the federal government
Why are third parties important? They give more people a way to express their ideas
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