Government Vocabulary

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election

when a group makes a choice by voting

government

a system that has the power to make laws

democracy

a form of government in which the people make political decisions

representative

someone chosen to speak or act for a group

republic

a state in which the citizens vote for representatives

colony

a settlement is rules by another country

federalism

a system in which a central government shares power with the governments of separate regions

right

a basic freedom

amendment

a change made to the constitution

jury

a group of people who listen to evidence in a court case

militia

an army of citizens

responsibility

something you should do

citizen

a person who has the rights as their country

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