Harcourt Horizons Grade 3, Chapter 4, Lesson 3
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The national government of the United States of America
A written set of laws that describes how a government is to work
The legislative branch of the national government. They make the laws and decide how tax money should be used..
House of Representatives
One part of Congress. Each state elects a number of people based upon the population of the state.
One part of Congress. Each state elects two people.
A person chosen to act or speak for others
Led by the president. They enforce the laws.
The highest court in the United States. Nine members are appointed by the president.
The branch of government containing judges. The decide whether the laws have been used fairly.
A drawing that is used to organize information
freedoms that all citizens are supposed to have
Bill of Rights
Names the rights and freedoms that belong to all Americans
the belief in a God or a set of Gods
To make a choice that gets counted. A responsibility as a citizen.
Responsibilities of American citizens
Vote. Obey the laws the government makes. Pay taxes.
A list of all possible choices in an election
More than half of the voters vote in the same way.
More than half of the voters vote in the same way, and they get what they want.
A smaller group, less than half .
A smaller group of voters who didn't vote for the winner, but still keep their rights.
A voter can make their choice without anyone watching, and does not put their name on the ballot.
Our form of government in which each adult citizen has the right to vote
A person running for office
Ideas the United States were founded upon
A good citizen follows the laws, pays takes, and votes. Freedom and justice are important. A good citizen works for the common good.
Third President of the US. He thought freedom of speech, press, and religion were important.
Someone forced to work for another person without pay.
A slave who ran away from the plantation, then risked her life to help other people escape slavery.
She lost her sight and hearing at age two. She learned to communicate and never gave up.
A teacher who communicated with her deaf and blind student by using the sense of touch.
Share information about the world
Someone whose courage sets an example for others
Rights of personal freedom
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Baptist minister who spoke out against laws that were unfair for black people.