Core Democratic Values - grade 4
Terms in this set (15)
People have the right to their own religious beliefs, choose your own friends, have your own opinions and say them in public, assemble in a group, petition the government.
All people treated fairly under the law, even if they are accused of committing a crime. The accused have the right to a lawyer, a speedy trial, bail, a jury trial, and the punishment must fit the crime.
pursuit of happiness
To find happiness in your own way, without stepping on the rights of others.
To be trustworthy and honest
Working together for the good of all and making laws that are good for everyone.
Accepting differences in language, dress, food, where parents or grandparents born, race and religion.
Everyone has the same rights regardless of differences like race, religion, where parents or grandparents born, how much money they have.
The power of the government comes from the people. The majority of votes rules.
Each person has the right to the protection of his or her life.
A love or devotion to our country and the core democratic values shown by our words and deeds.
rule of law
Both the government and the people must obey the law and the laws must be good and fair.
Shared power between the national (federal) government and the states.
seperation of powers
Splitting the power between 3 branches: Legislative, Executive, & Judicial. A system that keeps any person or group from gaining too much power.
checks and balances
Each of the three branches of government have equal power and each can check or keep the other branches from becoming too powerful.
Bill of Rights
The first 10 Amendments to the Constitution.