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Government Vocab Week One
Terms in this set (16)
changes made to the Georgia and/or the U.S. Constitutions.
Bills of Rights
a list of rights and freedoms found in both the Georgia and United States Constitutions.
Georgia State Constitution
the document that outlines the rights, rules, regulations, and procedures for Georgia's citizens and government.
the opening statements of the Georgia and the U.S. Constitutions; states the fundamental purposes of the documents.
checks and balances
a political system that allows one branch of government to veto or amend the acts of another to prevent one branch from having too much power.
separation of powers
the constitutional principle that limits the powers vested in one person or branch of government.
responsibilities of citizens
duties that all citizens have; some are mandatory, like paying taxes and serving on juries; others are voluntary, such as voting.
rights of citizens
government protected rights found in the U.S. Bill of Rights and the Georgia Bill of Rights.
an election where the winning candidates of each party's primary, along with third party candidates and independents, run for political offices.
a voting district.
an election where members of the two major parties vote for candidates to represent them in the general elections; however, one does not have to be a member of a party to vote in a primary.
a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
the amount of money an entrepreneur or business earns after paying their expenses.
a plan for spending
using money in hopes of gaining more in the future by lending to businesses in exchange for a share of profits.
setting aside of income for future use.