the part of the United States and state governments that makes laws. It is made up of a Senate and House of Representatives.
a document containing the key rules by which any government body in the United States is governed
the way a country manages its money and resources- such as workers and land- to produce, buy, and sell goods and services
the person who currently holds a position or office. In the 2012 presidential race, President Barack Obama is the incumbent.
a person chosen to run in an election. Democrats and Republicans each nominate one person for president.
OATH OF OFFICE
a promise that a person makes before taking on the duties of a job (usually a position in government)
a group of citizens with similar ideas on how the country should be run. The two main parties in the U.S. are the Democrats and Republicans. (There are many more parties.. Can you name one?)
a person running for public office with another candidate on the same ticket (same political party). The person running for Vice President is the Presidential candidate's running mate.
the length of time a public official may serve in office. (A U.S. President's term is four years).