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Government Terms - Quarter 2

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Democracy
a form of government in which power rests with the people, either directly or through elected representatives.
Dictatorships
a form of government in which a ruler who has total authority.
Monarchies
a nation or government ruled by or in the name of a king or queen.
Public Issue
matters of widespread concern that involve disagreement from differences in interests, beliefs and values
Primary Source
any piece of information that was created by someone who witnessed or was part of the historical events
Secondary Source
information that was created by someone who was not at the event
Circle Graphs
a graph that is made by dividing a circle into sections or categories.
Legislative
the part of the United States government that creates laws. Made up of the Senate and House of Representatives
Judicial
the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice. For Example, the Supreme Court
Executive
branch of federal and state government that is responsible for supporting and enforcing the laws
Senate
Part of the US legislative branch that has 2 representatives from each state
Congress
Made of both the Senate and House of Representatives, creates laws and meets in the US Capitol Building in washington DC
House of Representatives
Part of the US legislative branch that has representatives based on the state's population
Electoral College
A group of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the President and Vice-President of the United States.
Election
the process of choosing a person for office by voting.