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Social Studies Unit 1

Government
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citizen
a person who lives in and belongs to a community
government
a group of citizens that runs a community, state, or country
law
a rule that citizens must follow
president
the leader of the United States government
vote
a choice that gets counted
community
people who work and play together
right
a kind of freedom
responsibility
something you should take care of or do
consequence
something that happens because of what a person does or does not do
problem
something that makes things difficult
solution
a way to solve a problem
judge
the person in chage of a court that makes sure the court protects the rights of all citizens
government service
something that the government of a community provides for all the citizens
tax
money people pay to the government
elections
how citizens choose many of their government leaders
mayor
leads a city or town
governor
leader of a state
president
leader of the United States
ballot
a list of all the choices in an election
capital
a city in which a state's or country's government meets and works
congress
the lawmaking branch of our country's government
supreme court
decides on laws for the whole country
constitution
a written set of rules that the government must follow
council
a group of people chosen by citizens to make choices for them
legislature
a group of elected citizens whoe make decisions for the state
map key
explains what the symbols on a map mean
border
a line that shows where a state or country ends on a map