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Congressional Heari.

Civics Mock Congressional Hearing

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What does the US gain from other countries? The US gains ideas for government, knowledge about science, new goods, education, and ideas for democracy.
How do all countries benefit from the exchange of ideas? Everybody benefits from the exchange of ideas by gaining medicines that can cure people nationwide, gaining new ideas for government, and advancing technology that allows everybodys' life to become easier.
What is a nation-state? A typical unit of political organization in the world.
How do countries interact with each other? They exchange knowledge of culture, science, and business, give humanitarian aid, trade goods, create formal relationships, make treaties, and use military force.
What power does the US Constitution give to Congress in dealing with international items? Congress is allowed to approve treaties and declare war.
What power does the US Constitution give to The Judicial Branch in dealing with international items? This branch can hear all cases on ambassadors, and cases on foreign states.
What power does the US Constitution give to The Executive Branch in dealing with international items? The president is the commander-in-chief of military forces. Plus, he can name ambassadors and make treaties.
What ideas does the US Constitution and Bill of Rights give to other nations? Some are "power comes from the people, all the people delegate powers."
What is a citizen? A person who is legally part of a self-governing community.
How is a citizen, a citizen? If you are born in the US, you're a citizen. If you're born in another country, but your parents are citizens, you are a citizen. You can also become naturalized. Minors whose parents are naturalized, are citizens too.
How can noncitizens become citizens? 1. Live in America for 5 years 2.Must be of good moral character and speak english 3.Pass a test 4.Take an oath
What are the responsibilities of citizens? Civic (obligations that each person has to society) and Personal Responsibilities. Some civic responsibilites include obeying laws and voting.
What are some consequences to consider when challenging a law? Accepting consequences, paying fines, going to jail, and having the law changed.
How are social and political actions different? Political actions (organized attempts to influence the political process) are more nation-based than than social actions (individual and group attempts to solve community problems).
Why are both social and political actions necessary? They both allow citizens' voices to be heard.
How are political actions related to the purpose of our government? Political actions influence the actions of our government.
How is participating in government in our self-interest? The time we spend participating depends on how well we think our government officials are doing.
What other activities besides voting are available to citizens? Signing petitions, writing letters to elected representatives, campaigning for a candidate, running for public office, serving as a juror, taking part in protests, and participating in political discussions.
How should a citizen decide which of these various activities to participate in? Certain activites are more useful in allowing citizens' voices to be heard and allowing citizens to stay informed.
How have the US Constitution and Bill of Rights influenced other countries? These documents have inspired other countries by inspiring them to adopt similar ideas about our government.
How have other countries influenced the United States? Advancing its knowledge in science and technology and influencing our way of government.
Is civic virtue the definition of a good citizen? Yes, because good citizens sacrifice their self-interests for the common welfare of their community and country, by fulfilling their responsibilities and putting their rights to good use.
What is the most important responsibility of a citizen today? Voting and deciding how to vote because, it allows citizens' voices to be heard, which is absolutely necessary for a democracy to work. Since in a democracy, as stated in the constitution, "The people delegate powers."
How can students your age participate in government affairs? We can be informed about public issues, write letters to elected representatives, take part in protests, join voluntary organizations, and discuss civic problems with friends.
Should citizens be rewarded for civic participation? Yes, because civic participation is needed for a democracy to succeed, and people who participate this way are improving our country by working for the common good.
Is government at fault for the lack of civic participation? No, because, it is at a citizens's self-interest whether ther want to participate or not.
What is a sovereign nation? It is a nation that has higher power at the international level, and has a right to be free from outside interference within its boundaries.
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