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Government Vocabulary

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election
when a group makes a choice by voting
government
a system that has the power to make laws
democracy
a form of government in which the people make political decisions
representative
someone chosen to speak or act for a group
republic
a state in which the citizens vote for representatives
colony
a settlement is rules by another country
federalism
a system in which a central government shares power with the governments of separate regions
right
a basic freedom
amendment
a change made to the constitution
jury
a group of people who listen to evidence in a court case
militia
an army of citizens
responsibility
something you should do
citizen
a person who has the rights as their country