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social studies unit 1 test
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group of people who make rules/laws for the society
those freedoms may not be taken away from the government or overly restricted by laws
a country governed by a dictator
the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.
statistical data relating to the population and particular groups within it
the first 10 amendments added to the constitution which explains the basic rights of American citizens
bill of rights
what are the 3 branches of government?
executive, legislative, judicial
what is the legislative branch?
also called the congress
powers: makes laws
power divided between levels of government
an article added to the US Constitution
rules made by a government to keep society safe and orderly.
a society with no government or laws
government with a king and queen
a citizen with certain rights and duties living under a government
document that creates our government
has historically denoted a system in which people elect their lawmakers (representatives), who are then held accountable to them for their activity within government.
is a gathering for the purpose of writing a new constitution or revising an existing constitution
what is the executive branch?
also called the president
powers signs and enforces laws
each branch of government has the authority and responsibility to restrain power over the other 2 branches
checks and balances
what is the judicial branch?
also called supreme court
powers checks laws for fairness
the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community
government elected by the people
a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
one who comes from another country
is a guarantee that sex discrimination is illegal.
governments power is divided into 3 branches or parts, each branch is limited to what it can do.
separation of powers
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