Quinney's and Smith's government vocabulary

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Legislative Branch

part of the government that makes laws- (headed by Congress)

Supreme Court

highest court of the United States (Has nine Judges called Justices)

Constitution

a written plan of government

culture

way of life followed by a group of people

Capitol

building at which the United States Congress meets

amendment

change to the Constitution

Judicial Branch

part of the government that interprets laws (Headed by the Supreme Court)

democracy

form of government in which citizens have a right to take part

jury

panel of citizens who make decisions in a court of law

republic

form of government in which leaders are elected to represent the voters

represent

to make decisions for

Executive Branch

part of the government that enforces laws (headed by the President)

federal

system of government in which national and state government share power

government

rules that people follow and the people that run the country

Bill of Rights

first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution

passport

a paper or booklet that gives a person permission to travel to other countries

White House

the place where the President of the United States lives and works

tax

money the government collects to pay for its services

immigrant

a person who comes to live in a new land

citizen

an official member of a country

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