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4th grade-NC History Ch. 11
NC Journeys - Chapter 11 - terms & questions
Terms in this set (69)
What is the Declaration of Independence?
a paper declaring the 13 colonies' independence from Britain
Where does our government get its power?
from the people
All of these rights are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights
freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press
Which branch of our government makes the laws?
Which branch of our government carries out the laws?
Which branch of our government decides if the laws are fair?
How many senators does North Carolina send to Congress?
a request to a higher court to change a decision
a written idea for a law
a plan for how you will spend your money
to point out the faults of someone or something
a region formed for voting and other purposes
the process of voting people into office
the leader of a state, the head of the executive branch of state government
to explain the meaning of information
a group of people who listen to a case to decide if a person is innocent or guilty of breaking the law
fair behavior or treatment
a person elected to help make laws
freedom; the state of being free
being free from public attention
a government in which the people have the power to vote and where there is usually a president
a mark or design that stands for something else
to say no to a bill, to prevent a bill from becoming a law
Who leads the executive branch of our state?
Who can suggest an idea for a new law?
What is the highest court in NC?
What is the capital of NC?
What are NC's state symbols?
the cardinal, the pine tree, the channel bass
What do the dates on our state flag represent?
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Halifax Resolves
a group of people who meet to make decisions for a city
a person who runs for office
a person who lives legally in a city, state, or country
a document that says how a city government will be run
a group that makes laws and decisions for a city
a person hired by the city to manage a city
the city where the government has its offices
government for a county, city, or town
the elected leader of a city government
a short sentence or phrase that captures the beliefs or ideas of a place or thing
having to do with a city
to sign up to vote
a job or duty
Why do we need local governments?
different places have different needs
What are 2 important things governments provide?
local order and the protection of our rights
Where are the county government offices located?
in the county seat
Who is the elected leader of a city?
What is a municipal government?
a government that serves a city
What types of services does a city government provide?
garbage collection, street repairs, police and fire protection
What does a city council do?
it makes laws and helps run the city
Who may vote in our elections?
citizens 18 years and older who are registered to vote
What does a candidate do?
runs for office
What is our state motto?
To be, rather than to seem
What are some ways for you to be a good citizen?
obey the laws of your family and school; volunteer in your community; respect the rights of others
What does it mean to volunteer?
to help others without getting paid
The legislative branch of NC government is called the__________________.
Our government gets its power from the ________________.
The chief executive of NC is the ___________.
The duty of a _______________ is to decide if a person is guilty of a crime.
The court system makes up the _____________ branch of government.
A group of citizens who listen to court cases and decide if a person is guilty is called a ________.
A proposed law is called a _____________.
The highest court in NC is ________________.
the Supreme Court
The head of city government is the _________.
If people feel that the law is not fair in their case they can ask for an _______________.
_________________ governments serve towns and cities.
A _______________ helps others without getting paid.
The _______________ is our plan for government.
Our state capital is __________________.
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