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3rd grade SS Vocab - Ch. 8: Government

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authority
the right given to leaders to give orders, make decisions, and take action for a community
government service
the work that the government does for everyone in its area
legislative
having to do with the branch of government that makes laws
executive
having to do with the branch of government that sees that laws are obeyed
judicial
having to do with the branch of government that decides whethre laws are fair or are based on the Constitution
county
a section of a state, including cities and towns, in an area
council
a group of people chosen to make laws
mayor
a leader of a community government
county seat
the city or town in which the main government offices of the county are located
court
a place where a judge or a jury decide if someone has broken the law
recreation
any activity done just for enjoyment
public works
a department of a community government that provides services to meet the daily needs of citizens, such as repairing streets and collecting trash
governor
The elected leader of a state's government
capitol
the government building in a capitol city where lawmakers meet
supreme court
the highest court in any state. The United States Supreme Court is the most important court in the nation.
Congress
the legislative branch of the national government
representative
a person who is elected by a group of people to speak or act for them
appointed
chosen
patriotic symbol
a symbol such as a flag, that stands for pride in a nation
monument
something that is built to honor or remember a person or an event in history
memorial
something that keeps alive the memory of a person or event
anthem
patriotic song
Parliament
Canada's legislature
prime minister
the head of an executive branch of the government of some countries, such as Canada
constitutional monarchy
a kind of government that has both a monarch and a government elected by the people