Ruckel Middle School 7th Grade Civics EOC REVIEW Flash Cards
Flash cards made by a 7th grader for a 7th grader....Hope they Help!!!
A person with certain rights and responsibilities in his or her country or community
how do you become a citizen?
Born: One or both of your parents are citizens, so you are too Naturalization: A legal resident applies for citizenship, and then becomes a naturalized citizen
Obligations of a citizen
1. obey laws 2. pay taxes 3. serve on a jury 4. defend the nation
1. volunteer 2. vote 3. stay informed
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
A government ruled by a king or queen
a system of government in which a small group holds power
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
government run by religious leaders
democratic form of government in which the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliment (legislature) forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor
a form of government in which powers are divided between a central government and several local governments
A political system where independant states form a nation but retain power under a weak central government.
the central government holds most of the power and makes all the decisions, state government has little control
-Articlel I -makes/writes laws -congress
-Article II -carries out/executes laws -Presidant, VP, cabinent
-Artical III -interprets/applies laws -courts
The legislative branch(Congree)_______the nations laws. Our congress is__________(two house).
H of R -_________members -______years old to be in the H of R -______year term -All__________laws must begin here, can ___________ federal officials.
435 25 2 tax and revonue impeach
Senate -________members -_______members per state -________years old to be in the Senate -_______year term -Confirm presidential appointments, ratify treaties, and serve as________ in impeachment trials.
100 2 30 6 jury
Executive branch...... Consists of what ?
1. Presidant 2. V.P. 3.Cabinet
Qualifications for Presidant and what they can do
1. must be 35 years old 2. elected for 4 year terms 3. can veto laws passed by congress
Judicial branch consists of .....
There are_________ associate justices and one_______justice in the ________court.
8 cheif Supreem
State powers (reserved)
-make laws for education -marrige and divorce -conduct elections -regulate trade in their borders
Powers shared by State and Federal Governments (Concurrent)