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civics

chapter 1 vocab

QuestionAnswer
responsibilities an obligation that we meet on our own free will
duty an action we are required to perform
tolerance respecting and accepting others, regardless of their beliefs, practices, or differences
welfare the health, prosperity, and happiness of all members of a community
volunteerism the practice of offering your time and services to others without receiving payment
public policy the decision and actions a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern themselves
constitutional monarchy a government in which the power of the hereditary ruler is limited by the country's constitution and laws
representative democracy a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern themselves
majority rule political principle providing that a majority of the members of a community ha he power to make laws binding upon all the people
authoritarian regime a government in which one leader of people holds absolute power
totalitarian describes a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of people's lives
ideology a body of ideas about life and society
socialism system in which society either directly or indirectly through the government, controls all aspects of the economy
immigrants people who move permanently to a new country
ethnic groups a group of people who share a common national, cultural, or racial background
values the general principles or beliefs people use to make judgments and decisions
institutions key practices, relationship, o organization in a society
popular sovereignty the idea that government receives it power form the people
citizen a member of a community of people who owe loyalty to a government and, in turn, are entitled to its protections
civics the study of the rights and duties of citizens
citizenship the rights and duties of citizens
government the ruling authority for a community
naturalization a legal process to obtain citizenship
alien a foreign-born citizen of the United States who has not been naturalized
refugee a person who has left his or her home to escape danger scubas persecution by the government, war, or natural disaster
expatriation someone who gives his/her allegiance to a foreign
denaturalization naturalized citizens who are found to have lied on their citizenship application
conviction of serious crimes treason, taking part in a rebellion and trying to overthrow the government
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