Terms in this set (45)
= a document written in 1787 that is the highest law in the U.S. Ex. They studied the ____________ in high school.
= the way a government treats other countries
= things that you can do because the law says you can. Ex. If you are 18, you have the _________ to vote.
= The ability to make other people do what you want them to do. Ex. The president has a lot of ________.
= something you must do or take care of. Ex. The government has a ________ to protect people from crime.
= not controlled or restricted. Ex. In the U.S. people have ___________ of speech and religion.
= a leader who has a lot of power and is cruel or unfair. Ex. They were under the rule of a __________.
= the rights of citizen to do things as long as they don't hurt others. Ex. Many people worry that modern surveillance puts ___________ in danger.
= things that keep people safe. Ex. They have many __________ cameras in the store.
= when people vote for politicians or new laws. Ex. There is a presidential _________ every four years.
= a kind of government in which large industries owned by the government
= the army, navy, air force that a government uses to fight other countries. Ex. The president is in charge of the __________.
= a kind of government in which the government controls the production of all goods and there is no private property
= a kind of government in which people vote for their leaders and representatives.
= a kind of government in which one ruler has complete power
= when people are not treated fairly or when some people are unable to get basic needs
= when people fight against and change their government. Ex. There was a peaceful ___________ in Georgia in 2003.
= believing that your country is more important or better than other countries; often has a negative meaning. Ex. People who believe in _________ are usually anti-immigrant.
=a right-wing political system in which people's lives are completely controlled by the government and there is no freedom to disagree with the government. Ex. Nazi Germany was a ___________ government.
= a way of doing something that has been decided in an official way by a group. Ex. The _________ of the school students is that must have 80% attendance.
= ideas and activities relating to gaining and using power in a country, city etc. Ex. She is interested in a career in __________.
= a political point of view that supports traditional ideas about gender/race/sex, property rights, business, and the idea that it is natural for a few people to be in power. People who have strong beliefs like this are called right-wing.
= to try to get elected to a public office. Ex. Obama first __________ president in 2008 and won.
= someone who is running for a political office. Ex. She is a __________ running for president.
= supporting new or modern ideas and methods, especially in politics or education; similar to liberal. Ex. He has ________ ideas about marriage.
= related to the whole country i.e. not state or local. Ex. There is a ________ law about the drinking age.
= a political point of view that supports economic equality, government-run social programs to help people, and are open to people of non-traditional ideas about gender/race/sex. People who have strong beliefs like this are called left-wing. Similar to progressive.
= dishonest, illegal, or immoral behavior, especially from someone with power. Ex. The newspaper exposed _________ between an oil company and a politician.
= something that people disagree about. Ex. Abortion is a __________ issue in the U.S.
= the branch of the government that makes decisions and carries out laws. Ex. the President
= having political beliefs that are in the middle and neither liberal nor conservative; not extreme = having ideas that are either very conservative or liberal that most people think are too strong; similar to radical. Ex. He has ________ ideas about immigration.
= the branch of government that makes laws. Ex. Congress = the Senate and House of Representatives.
= the branch of government that judges whether things are legal or whether a law has been broken. Ex. the Supreme Court.
= rules about how, where, and when things can be done or who can do things. Ex. Cigarettes are legal in the U.S. but there are many ________ that limit how they are sold and advertised.
= loving one's own country. Ex. She felt very ________ when she saw the flag and everyone sang the national anthem.
= watching, listening, or monitoring people. Ex. The police have that man under _________.
= people who try to influence politicians to change laws. Ex. Health insurance companies have many __________ trying to protect their business.
= the power you have because of your official position. Ex. Only Congress has the __________ to declare war.
= when everyone agrees on something. Ex. There was __________ among teachers and students to start school later.
= a person who is legally a member of a particular town, state, or country
= something that you do to show publicly that you think that something is wrong and unfair. Similar to demonstration. Ex. There was a _________ against the war.
= to speak for other people. Ex. People in Congress should _________ the people of their state.
= making sure that opposite things are equal in a good way. Ex. He needs to have a ____________ between work and play. (OR: There is a _________ of power in the government)
= people who disagree with a plan, idea, or system and wants to try to stop or change it. Ex. They are ________ of gun control.
= the line that separates two countries. Ex. Some people crossed the ___________ illegally.
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