21 terms

Citizenship

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Civics
The study of the rights and duties of citizens
Citizenship Rights
the rights guaranteed to each law abiding citizen in a nation state
Duty
A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility
Democracy
A government controlled by its citizens, either directly or through representatives.
Direct Democracy
Government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly.
Representative Democracy
A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
Constitutional Monarchy
A form of government in which the king retains his position as head of state, while the authority to tax and make new laws resides in an elected body.
Authoritarian
A style of government characterized by submission to authority. It tends to opposed individualism and democracy. In its most extreme cases it is one in which political power is concentrated in a leader or leaders, who possess exclusive, unaccountable, and arbitrary power.
Dictatorship
A government controlled by one person or a small group of people
Totalitarian
A political system in which the government has total control over the lives of individual citizens.
Absolute Monarchy
Rule by a king or queen whose power is not limited by a constitution
Naturalization
A legal process to obtain citizenship
Illegal Alien
A person who comes into the United States without a legal permit, such as a passport, visa, or entry permit.
Legal Alien
Non-citizen who is officially permitted to live in the US
Values
The ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important, that help guide the way you live
Institution
An organization founded for a religious, education, social or similar purpose
Limited Government
A government that has been limited in power by a constitution, or written agreement
Unlimited Government
A government structure in which there are no effective limits on government actions
Popular Sovereignty
A government in which the people rule by their own consent.
E Pluribus Unum
out of many, one (a motto of the US).
DACA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - policy that would provide deportation relief to those brought to this country as children