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Political Concepts Glossary
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Right to arm bears.
Regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free country
Prohibits excessive fines and excessive bail/and cruel unusual punishment
the deliberate termination of a pregnancy
A policy designed to give special compensation to a previously disadvantaged group.
Any source of energy other than fossil fuels that is used for constructive purposes.
an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
An economic system based on private property and free enterprise.
a disease that develops gradually and continues over a long period of time
the rights of individuals to political, social, and economic equality
the result of a continuous process based on degenerative cell changes, affecting tissues or organs, which will increasingly deteriorate over time, whether due to normal bodily wear or lifestyle choices such as exercise or eating habits
The practice of conducting negotiations between countries
the production of goods for use in the home country
The act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing
In humans, the term for the developing organism between the embryonic stage and birth.
Powers are divided between a central government and several local governments
Economic system in which goods and services are exchanged with little regulation
a law that controls the way a business can operate
Deliberate elimination of a group through mass murder.
the organized provision of medical care to individuals and communities
The rights and freedoms to which everyone is entitled
Human Rights Council
a United Nations System inter-governmental body responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the world. Its 47 seats are filled by member states elected for three-year terms.
given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause
interests attributed to the state itself, usually security and power
the part of the economy that involves the transactions of the government
the part of the economy that involves the transactions of individuals and businesses
singling out an individual as a suspect due to appearance of ethnicity
A government-funded voucher given to a student which is redeemable for tuition fees.
Stem Cell Research
scientific research seeking cures and therapies for diseases, using "blank" cells
to support financially; provide a grant or contribution
Social Security System
Publicly run system that provides regular payments to people who cannot support themselves
Having a disease that will result in death
an organization dedicated to resolving international conflicts
United Nations Charter
Foundational treaty of the UN
United Nations Security Council
its job is to maintain security and peace among nations of the world
United Nations Peace Keepers
government aid to the poor
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