Civics Key Terms Review

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Grade 6

Anthropology

the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

Civics

The study of the rights and responsibilities of citizens

Direct Democracy

A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives

Democracy

a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them

Citizen

A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community

Polis

Greek city-state

Decade

a period of 10 years

Century

100 years

Millennium

a span of 1000 years

Archeology

the study of ancient cultures based on artifacts and other remains

Rights

Powers or privileges granted to people either by an agreement among themselves or by law

Nation state

A country who's population share a common identity.

Power

the ability to control the behavior of others

Government

the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies

City State

a city and its surrounding lands functioning as an independent unit

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