Unit 1 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (31)
people who have the right to participate in government
The study of what it means to be a U.S. citizen
A legal process to obtain citizenship
A choice that government makes in response to a political issue
a system that allows only a certain number of immigrants into the US
the official count of a population, takes place in the US every 10 years. Determines how many representatives each state receives.
People who settle in a country they weren't born in.
The act of a government sending a migrant out of its country and back to the migrant's home country
a citizen of another country; foreign, strange
The unlawful entry of people from other nations into the United States
The law of blood, which determines citizenship based on one's parents' citizenship.
the law of soil, which determines citizenship based on where a person is born
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster and seeks asylum in another country
a place of retreat or security
the characteristics of a population with respect to age, race, and gender.
absence of government or control; lawlessness; disorder
A government ruled by a king or queen, power is passed down through the family
A government controlled by religious leaders
A form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority, uses military force to maintain power.
A political system in which the government has total control over the lives of individual citizens.
A form of government in which citizens rule and vote directly and not through representatives
A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
a system of government by one person with absolute power.
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution. Usually wealthy elites that are self-appointed
A movement of a group of people from one country or region to another
the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about what is important that help guide the way you live
people and other living things in all nations worldwide, dependent on one another and connected through modern electronic communication systems
The organizations, institutions and individuals who exercise political authority
the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law, from the Constitution
Constitutional freedoms guaranteed to all citizens, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Etc.
A voluntary agreement among individuals to secure their rights and welfare by creating a government and abiding by its rules.