3rd grade SS Vocab - Ch. 8: Government

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Vocabulary Words

authority

the right given to leaders to give orders, make decisions, and take action for a community

government service

the work that the government does for everyone in its area

legislative

having to do with the branch of government that makes laws

executive

having to do with the branch of government that sees that laws are obeyed

judicial

having to do with the branch of government that decides whethre laws are fair or are based on the Constitution

county

a section of a state, including cities and towns, in an area

council

a group of people chosen to make laws

mayor

a leader of a community government

county seat

the city or town in which the main government offices of the county are located

court

a place where a judge or a jury decide if someone has broken the law

recreation

any activity done just for enjoyment

public works

a department of a community government that provides services to meet the daily needs of citizens, such as repairing streets and collecting trash

governor

The elected leader of a state's government

capitol

the government building in a capitol city where lawmakers meet

supreme court

the highest court in any state. The United States Supreme Court is the most important court in the nation.

Congress

the legislative branch of the national government

representative

a person who is elected by a group of people to speak or act for them

appointed

chosen

patriotic symbol

a symbol such as a flag, that stands for pride in a nation

monument

something that is built to honor or remember a person or an event in history

memorial

something that keeps alive the memory of a person or event

anthem

patriotic song

Parliament

Canada's legislature

prime minister

the head of an executive branch of the government of some countries, such as Canada

constitutional monarchy

a kind of government that has both a monarch and a government elected by the people

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