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chapter 1 civic


civics civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens
citizenship dates back more than 2,500 years to greece and rome anceint
citizen only a man with property possessed the right to vote and to take part in goverment decisions
service ecomony many americans now earn a living by providing service
value the general principles or beliefss people use to make judgements and decisions
popular souereignty the nation that power lies with the people
institution set of ideas that people have bout relationships,obligations,roles and fun
naturalzation a legal process to abtain citizensship
alien a non citizen
immagrant a person who moves permently to a new country
deport to send an alien or immigrant back to his or her own country
government the ruling authority for a community
public policy the course of action the government takes in response to issue or problem
budget a plan for making and spending money
democracy a government in which citizens hold the power to rule
direct democracy a form of democracy in which the people vote firsthand
representive democracy a government in which citizens choose a smallar group to govern on their behalf
republic a representive democracy where citizens choose their lawmakers
monarchy a government with a hereditary,single leader
majority rule political principle providing that a majority of the memebers of a community has the power to make laws binding upon all the people
authoritarian a government in which one leader or group of people holds absolute power
totalitarian a system in which government control extends to almost all aspects of peoples lives.
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