8 terms

Social Studies Chapter 4, lesson 3 vocabulary

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commonwealth
a self-governing territory associated with another country
free election
an election where all citizens can vote as long as they meet the requirements
minority
a small part of a group
parliamentary democracy
a governing system where citizens elect members of a legislature called a parliament
prime minister
the leader of a parliamentary government, who heads both the executive and legislative branches
federal system
a governing system where the states share authority with a national, or central, government
separatist
a person who wants to become or remain separate from a government or group
referendum
an election where citizens can vote to accept or reject a suggested law
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