Social Studies Unit 1

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Government

citizen

a person who lives in and belongs to a community

government

a group of citizens that runs a community, state, or country

law

a rule that citizens must follow

president

the leader of the United States government

vote

a choice that gets counted

community

people who work and play together

right

a kind of freedom

responsibility

something you should take care of or do

consequence

something that happens because of what a person does or does not do

problem

something that makes things difficult

solution

a way to solve a problem

judge

the person in chage of a court that makes sure the court protects the rights of all citizens

government service

something that the government of a community provides for all the citizens

tax

money people pay to the government

elections

how citizens choose many of their government leaders

mayor

leads a city or town

governor

leader of a state

president

leader of the United States

ballot

a list of all the choices in an election

capital

a city in which a state's or country's government meets and works

congress

the lawmaking branch of our country's government

supreme court

decides on laws for the whole country

constitution

a written set of rules that the government must follow

council

a group of people chosen by citizens to make choices for them

legislature

a group of elected citizens whoe make decisions for the state

map key

explains what the symbols on a map mean

border

a line that shows where a state or country ends on a map

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