The process by which citizens vote for people to represent them.
Money citizens and others pay to the government. Houses, land, businesses, or goods you buy can be taxed.
A group of officials who make the rules or laws. Citizens elect the city council.
The leader of a community's government.
An area of the state that includes several cities and towns.
The building where leaders meet to make the laws.
The head of the state's second branch of government.
The lawmaking body of state or national government. It is the 1st branch of government.
The part of national government headed by the President and carries out the laws. It is the 2nd branch of government.
The part of government that decides what laws mean and whether laws obey the Constitution.
separation of powers
Power divided between the three branches of government.
A building or statue that helps us remember a person or event.
A government in which citizens meet to govern themselves. The citizens vote directly for leaders and on issues.
A government in which citizens choose other citizens to represent them.