Introduction to Civics Vocab
Terms in this set (22)
This amendment to the Constitution defines a citizen as "anyone born or naturalized in the United States of America."
A person who is part of a community and is protected by it.
Consent of the Governed
American people are the source of all governmental power.
A system of government in which people hold the power to rule.
To send an alien or immigrant back to his or her country of origin.
Things we are required by law to do as a citizen of a country.
Basic, long standing, important ideas
The ruling authority for a community. A government has the power to make and enforce the laws. Our Constitution is the law of our land and the rules of our government.
People who move permanently into a new country.
In the American democracy, individual rights are protected by the government.
Government is not all powerful, it may do only those things that people have given it the power to do.
Becoming a citizen by way of a legal process determined by our governing body.
A belief or philosophy; a fundamental truth
Citizens elect government officials to make the laws and conduct government on their behalf.
An obligation that we fulfill voluntarily.
Money raised by the government through taxes, borrowed money, fees, and fines that are used to pay for public goods and services.
A privilege guaranteed to you by our Constitution as a human being.
Rule of Law
All people, including those who govern, are bound by the law.
Having a group of people with various backgrounds in race, religion, cultures, gender and knowledge, or skills. Of various kinds.
The study of rights, duties, responsibilities, and privileges of citizens.
The status of a person with rights and duties living in a certain country.
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