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20 terms

Quinney's and Smith's government vocabulary

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Legislative Branch
part of the government that makes laws- (headed by Congress)
Supreme Court
highest court of the United States (Has nine Judges called Justices)
Constitution
a written plan of government
culture
way of life followed by a group of people
Capitol
building at which the United States Congress meets
amendment
change to the Constitution
Judicial Branch
part of the government that interprets laws (Headed by the Supreme Court)
democracy
form of government in which citizens have a right to take part
jury
panel of citizens who make decisions in a court of law
republic
form of government in which leaders are elected to represent the voters
represent
to make decisions for
Executive Branch
part of the government that enforces laws (headed by the President)
federal
system of government in which national and state government share power
government
rules that people follow and the people that run the country
Bill of Rights
first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution
passport
a paper or booklet that gives a person permission to travel to other countries
White House
the place where the President of the United States lives and works
tax
money the government collects to pay for its services
immigrant
a person who comes to live in a new land
citizen
an official member of a country