Social Studies Chapter 11
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The laws and people that run a country, state, county, city, or town.
A local or city government.
To choose by voting.
A head of a city government.
A legislative branch of city government; a group of representatives that makes a city's laws and decides how it should spend it's money.
A person hired to run the city's daily business.
One of the sections into which a state or country is divided.
A system of government in which the people elect their leaders.
checks and balances
The system in which the power of each branch of government is balanced by the powers of the other branches.
A plan for using an amount of money for specific purposes.
The branch of the government that makes the laws.
A written idea for a law.
The power of the executive branch to reject a bill passed by the legislative branch.
The branch of government that carries out the laws.
The part of government that interprets the laws.
A person who is born in a country or who has earned the right to become a member of the country by law.
A government in which citizens elect representatives to make decisions for them.
The legislative branch of the United States government.
House of Representatives
The house of Congress in which each state
s number of representatives is determined according to its population.
The house of Congress in which each state has two members, regardless of its population.
The highest court in the United States.
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