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Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary
Checks and balances
Implied powers
Federalists
Federal System (federalism)
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
Powers not specifically mentioned in the constitution
A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during…
A government that divides the powers of government between th…
Checks and balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
Implied powers
Powers not specifically mentioned in the constitution
24 terms
Civics Chapter 1 Vocabulary
civics
democracy
citizen
dictatorship
study of the rights and duties of citizens
type of government where the people hold the power and citize…
a member of a community with government and laws
a type of government where one person has complete control ov…
civics
study of the rights and duties of citizens
democracy
type of government where the people hold the power and citize…
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Vocabulary unit 1 Civics
Civics
government
citizen
immigrant
study of government, society and the rights of citizens
an organization that keeps laws and controls over society
a legal member of a country or a person who is a good member…
a person who permenantly moves from their home country to a n…
Civics
study of government, society and the rights of citizens
government
an organization that keeps laws and controls over society
10 terms
Civics Unit 6 Vocabulary
Executive Branch
Foreign Policy
Ambassadors
Executive Agreements
president; the branch of the government that executes and enf…
plans for working with other countries; plans that guide rela…
official representatives of the United States to foreign gove…
agreements with other countries that do not require Senate ap…
Executive Branch
president; the branch of the government that executes and enf…
Foreign Policy
plans for working with other countries; plans that guide rela…
11 terms
Civics Unit 3 Vocabulary
Bicameral
Great Compromise
Three-Fifths Compromise
Ratification
"two houses" (ex. Congress = Senate & House of Reps)
compromise that created the Senate (equal votes for all) and…
compromise that said each slave equals 3/5 of a person
approval of an amendment to the Constitution
Bicameral
"two houses" (ex. Congress = Senate & House of Reps)
Great Compromise
compromise that created the Senate (equal votes for all) and…
15 terms
Civics Unit 2 Vocabulary
Monarchy
Dictatorship
Direct democracy
Patriotism
a type of government where all power is in the hands of 1 per…
a type of government in which 1 person is in power. This pers…
a form of government where laws are made directly by citizens.
love and devotion to one's country
Monarchy
a type of government where all power is in the hands of 1 per…
Dictatorship
a type of government in which 1 person is in power. This pers…
22 terms
Civics Unit 1 Vocabulary
civics
citizenship
citizen
service economy
study of the rights and duties of citizens
rights and duties of members of a state
community member; owes loyalty to government and entitled to…
majority of people earn a living by providing a service
civics
study of the rights and duties of citizens
citizenship
rights and duties of members of a state
50 terms
Civics Chapter 1 Vocabulary
Community
Government
Combination
Custom
The people living together in an area, a group of people who…
Laws and customs people live by
A grouping of people, things, or ideas that are joined togeth…
A common practice observed by many people
Community
The people living together in an area, a group of people who…
Government
Laws and customs people live by
123 terms
Civics Vocabulary
immigrant
popular sovereignty
citizen
civics
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in o…
rule by the people
a native or naturalized member of a state or other political…
The study of the rights and duties of citizens
immigrant
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in o…
popular sovereignty
rule by the people
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Civics Vocabulary
accountability
patriotism
community service
civics
accepting responsibility for your actions
love of country
volunteering time and services to your community without paym…
this class studies the rights and duties of citizenship
accountability
accepting responsibility for your actions
patriotism
love of country
20 terms
Civics Chapter 1 Vocabulary
immigrant
ethnic group
popular sovereignty
citizen
a person who moves permanently to a new country.
a group of people who share a common national, cultural, or r…
the idea that the government receives its power from the peop…
member of a community who owes loyalty to a government and, i…
immigrant
a person who moves permanently to a new country.
ethnic group
a group of people who share a common national, cultural, or r…
36 terms
Civics Ch2 Vocabulary
Enlightenment
monarch
legislature
precedent
movement that spread the idea that reason and science could i…
king or queen
a group of people that makes laws
a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in…
Enlightenment
movement that spread the idea that reason and science could i…
monarch
king or queen
Vocabulary Civics
Propaganda
Muckraking
Glass ceiling
Trust
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cau…
the action of searching out and publicizing scandalous inform…
An invisible barrier that blocks the promotion of a qualified…
A group of corporations run by a single board of directors
Propaganda
Ideas spread to influence public opinion for or against a cau…
Muckraking
the action of searching out and publicizing scandalous inform…
32 terms
Civics Ch3 vocabulary
bicameral
confederation
ratify
convert
a legislature consisting of two parts
a group of individuals or state governments
to vote approval
to change from one belief, form or use to another
bicameral
a legislature consisting of two parts
confederation
a group of individuals or state governments
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Civics Unit 2 Vocabulary
Alien
Allegiance
Appoint
Bias
Person living in the U.S. who is not a citizen
Loyalty, usually to one's country or government
To assign a job or role to (someone)
To strongly favor one side of an issue
Alien
Person living in the U.S. who is not a citizen
Allegiance
Loyalty, usually to one's country or government
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Chapter 10 Civics Vocabulary
polling place
precinct
ballot
absentee ballot
the location where voting is carried out
a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
the list of candiates on which you cast your vote
one that allows a person to vote without going to the polls o…
polling place
the location where voting is carried out
precinct
a geographic area that contains a specific number of voters
11 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Three - Fifths Compromise
Articles of Confederation
Confederation
Constitutional Convention
An agreement that settled the question of representation of e…
The first Constitution of the United States
A system of government where power is located with the indepe…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 where delegates decided to…
Three - Fifths Compromise
An agreement that settled the question of representation of e…
Articles of Confederation
The first Constitution of the United States
15 terms
Civics Vocabulary
amendment
civil liberties
cruel and unusual punishment
ex post facto
An alteration proposed or put into effect by parliamentary or…
freedom of a citizen to have rights without government interf…
prohibited by the Bill of Rights, includes torture, deliberat…
prohibited by the Bill of rights, any law that makes illegal…
amendment
An alteration proposed or put into effect by parliamentary or…
civil liberties
freedom of a citizen to have rights without government interf…
14 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Civics
Politics
Constitution
Election
The study of how the government works
Activities that affect the actions of a government
A system of beliefs and laws that govern a country
The process of choosing someone for public office by voting
Civics
The study of how the government works
Politics
Activities that affect the actions of a government
20 terms
Civics Vocabulary
1. Executive Branch
2. Federalism
Ballot
4. Primary Election
The branch of government that is broadly responsible for impl…
The sharing of power between national and state governments a…
A process of voting, in writing and typically in secret.
A preliminary election to choose delegates to a political par…
1. Executive Branch
The branch of government that is broadly responsible for impl…
2. Federalism
The sharing of power between national and state governments a…
34 terms
civics vocabulary
civics
Citizenship
immigrant
Illegal Immigration
The study of citizenship and the rights and duties of citizen…
Legal status of citizen: the legal status of being a citizen…
A person who migrates to another country to establish permane…
A person foreigner who has entered a country illegally
civics
The study of citizenship and the rights and duties of citizen…
Citizenship
Legal status of citizen: the legal status of being a citizen…
17 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Constitution
Ratify
Civics
Poll tax
A system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or or…
To make an agreement official by signing it or voting for it
The study of how the government works, and the rights that ci…
A tax that each adult has to pay in order to vote in an elect…
Constitution
A system of beliefs and laws by which a country, state, or or…
Ratify
To make an agreement official by signing it or voting for it
15 terms
Civics Unit 1 Vocabulary
Diversity
Sunbelt
Immigrants
Service job
differences
a region of the US whose climate is mostly warm (Fla, Ga, Tx,…
people who move from one country to another to start a new li…
a job in which a person provides a service to others
Diversity
differences
Sunbelt
a region of the US whose climate is mostly warm (Fla, Ga, Tx,…
9 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Checks And Balances
Consent Of The Governed
Enlightenment
Individual Liberty
A principle of the federal government,according to the U.S Co…
An agreement made by the people to establish a government and…
A period in European history when many educated people stress…
A person's ability to be free and independent
Checks And Balances
A principle of the federal government,according to the U.S Co…
Consent Of The Governed
An agreement made by the people to establish a government and…
21 terms
Civics CH 2 Vocabulary
Government
Laws
Revealed Law
Commandments
the authority and power to control, to direct, and to rule th…
rules of human action or conduct
laws given by God explicitly in the Bible
orders from God telling men what to do and what not to do
Government
the authority and power to control, to direct, and to rule th…
Laws
rules of human action or conduct
13 terms
Unit 8 Civics Vocabulary
Plantiff
Defendant
Prosecution
Precedent
an individual or group who bring a complaint against a person
the party that "defends" themselves in court (the person who…
a government body that brings charges against a person for br…
a guideline for how cases should be decided in the future
Plantiff
an individual or group who bring a complaint against a person
Defendant
the party that "defends" themselves in court (the person who…
16 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Economics
Choice
Consumption
Incentives
The study of how individuals and nations make choices about w…
Is a selection of an item or action from a set of possible al…
The using of goods and service. Consumer preferences and pric…
Thing that incite or motivate. Incentives are used to change…
Economics
The study of how individuals and nations make choices about w…
Choice
Is a selection of an item or action from a set of possible al…
103 terms
Civics EXAM VOCABULARY
monarch
dictator
direct democracy
representative democracy
A government ruled by a king or queen
A ruler who has complete power over a country
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
A system of government in which citizens elect representative…
monarch
A government ruled by a king or queen
dictator
A ruler who has complete power over a country
16 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Parliament
Common Law
Colony
Charter
The highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the Hou…
The part of English law that is derived from custom and judic…
A country or area under the full or partial political control…
A written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power…
Parliament
The highest legislature, consisting of the sovereign, the Hou…
Common Law
The part of English law that is derived from custom and judic…
16 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Parliament
Common law
Colony
Charter
England's lawmaking body, similar to our Congress. Parliament…
A legal system based on custom and court rulings
A group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent coun…
A document that gives the holder the right to organize settle…
Parliament
England's lawmaking body, similar to our Congress. Parliament…
Common law
A legal system based on custom and court rulings
15 terms
Civics Unit 7 Vocabulary
Assault
Battery
Burglary
Embezzlement
placing someone in fear without actual physical contact
harming someone through physical contact, as with a weapon or…
the act of breaking into a building with plans to do somethin…
stealing money that has been entrusted to one's care
Assault
placing someone in fear without actual physical contact
Battery
harming someone through physical contact, as with a weapon or…
Civics Vocabulary
Parliment
Common law
Colony
Charter
the law making branch of the British government
A legal system based on custom and court rulings
A land controlled by another nation
A document that gives the holder the right to organize settle…
Parliment
the law making branch of the British government
Common law
A legal system based on custom and court rulings
14 terms
Civics Chapter 15 Vocabulary
fringe benefits
dividends
disposable income
fixed expenses
indirect payments for work
payments from the profits of companies in which you own stock
the amount of money left after taxes have been paid
expenses that have to be paid regularly, usually every month,…
fringe benefits
indirect payments for work
dividends
payments from the profits of companies in which you own stock
11 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Limited Government
Representative Governments
Mayflower Compact
Fundamental Orders of Conneticut
Is the idea that government is not all-powerful and people ha…
Based on people selecting others to govern for them.
In 1620 was the first written plan for colonial governments.
Were the first formal constitution in the colonies and set up…
Limited Government
Is the idea that government is not all-powerful and people ha…
Representative Governments
Based on people selecting others to govern for them.
22 terms
Unit 1 Civics Vocabulary
Anarchy
autocracy
democracy
dictatorship
the absence of any form of government
a form of government where one person has unlimited power
a system of government in which political power resides with…
a form of autocracy , one leader in charge
Anarchy
the absence of any form of government
autocracy
a form of government where one person has unlimited power
11 terms
civics.vocabulary.
Articles of confederation
confederation
constitutional convention
debt
(1781) AFTER UNITED STATES DECLARED INDEPENDENCE, the documen…
A form of an international organization that brings several a…
A meeting in Philadelphia in 1787 that produced a new constit…
something, typically money, that is owed or due
Articles of confederation
(1781) AFTER UNITED STATES DECLARED INDEPENDENCE, the documen…
confederation
A form of an international organization that brings several a…
14 terms
civics vocabulary
Checks and balances
Consent of the governed
Enlightenment
Individual liberty
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
an agreement made by the people to establish a government and…
Age of Reason
a person's ability to be free and independent
Checks and balances
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the p…
Consent of the governed
an agreement made by the people to establish a government and…
16 terms
civics vocabulary
absolute monarchy
Autocracy
Communism
Democracy
A system of government in which the head of state is a heredi…
a system of government by one person with absolute power
A government where people are all "equal".
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
absolute monarchy
A system of government in which the head of state is a heredi…
Autocracy
a system of government by one person with absolute power
15 terms
Civics - Unit 1 Vocabulary
rule of law
checks and balances
veto
judicial review
Concept that holds that government and its officials are alwa…
Each branch is subject to a number of constitutional checks (…
To reject something (i.e. a bill/law)
Power of the courts to determine the constitutionality of the…
rule of law
Concept that holds that government and its officials are alwa…
checks and balances
Each branch is subject to a number of constitutional checks (…
11 terms
Civics Chapter 15 Vocabulary
fringe benefits
dividends
disposable income
fixed expenses
indirect payments for work
payments from the profits of companies in which you own stock
the amount of money left after taxes have been paid
expenses that have to be paid regularly, usually every month,…
fringe benefits
indirect payments for work
dividends
payments from the profits of companies in which you own stock
10 terms
Civics Vocabulary
The leader of a city.
The leader of a state
The leader of our country
When we make laws that are good for ev…
mayor
governor
president
common good
The leader of a city.
mayor
The leader of a state
governor
10 terms
Civics Unit 1 Vocabulary
Civics
Citizen
Immigrant
Alien
The study of citizenship and government.
A legally recognized member of the country.
People who came here from another country.
Permanent residents of the United States who are still citize…
Civics
The study of citizenship and government.
Citizen
A legally recognized member of the country.
36 terms
Civics - Constitution Vocabulary
preamble
constitution
enumeration
impeachment
introduction
principles and laws of a nation
census or population count
bringing charges against an official
preamble
introduction
constitution
principles and laws of a nation
10 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Rights
Responsibility
Rules
Laws
Freedoms protected by the government
A duty or something you should do
What people must or must not do. Rules let people know how th…
important rules written by the government
Rights
Freedoms protected by the government
Responsibility
A duty or something you should do
26 terms
Civics Chapter 4 Vocabulary
Democracy
Direct Democracy
Republic
Legislature
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
A form of government in which the people select representativ…
A group of people who have the power to make laws
Democracy
A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body…
Direct Democracy
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not…
31 terms
Civics Vocabulary
Magna Carta
Petition of Right
English Bill of Rights
Leviathan
a written legal agreement signed in 1215 that limited the Eng…
Parliamentary document that restricted the English king's pow…
Series of acts passed by the English Parliament in 1689 that…
A book written by Thomas Hobbes describing his theory that an…
Magna Carta
a written legal agreement signed in 1215 that limited the Eng…
Petition of Right
Parliamentary document that restricted the English king's pow…
34 terms
Civics Unit 2 Vocabulary
Alien
Allegiance
Appoint
Bias
Person living in the U.S. who is not a citizen
Loyalty, usually to one's country or government
To assign a job or role to (someone)
To strongly favor one side of an issue
Alien
Person living in the U.S. who is not a citizen
Allegiance
Loyalty, usually to one's country or government
20 terms
Civics Chapter 4 Vocabulary
due process
republican government
checks and balances
federalism
The principle that no person can be deprived of life, liberty…
A representative political system in which authority comes fr…
A system in which each branch of government can limit the pow…
A system of government in which power is divided between a ce…
due process
The principle that no person can be deprived of life, liberty…
republican government
A representative political system in which authority comes fr…
13 terms
Civics EOC Vocabulary Week 9
boycott
repeal
Townshend Acts
smuggling
A refusal to buy certain goods
to cancel a law
A tax that the British Parliament passed in 1767 that was pla…
The act of illegally importing or exporting goods
boycott
A refusal to buy certain goods
repeal
to cancel a law
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