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Civics: Foundations of American Government
How does the government keep order?
How does the government provide securi…
How does the government provide servic…
How does the government guide the comm…
It makes laws to help stop problems before they happen and to…
It protects all citizens from enemies, and by setting up armi…
It sets up hospitals, fire departments, schools, etc.
It makes goals such as creating a budget, planning for the fu…
How does the government keep order?
It makes laws to help stop problems before they happen and to…
How does the government provide securi…
It protects all citizens from enemies, and by setting up armi…
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civics foundations of American government
monarch
dictator
democracy
direct democracy
form of autocracy king or queen Norway
person who rules with absolute and complete power
a form of government in which the people of a country either…
a form of government where people meet at one place to make l…
monarch
form of autocracy king or queen Norway
dictator
person who rules with absolute and complete power
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Civics-Foundations Of American Government
Legislative
Judicial
Executive
John Locke
Makes laws
Evaluates laws
Carries out laws
Natural rights, democracy
Legislative
Makes laws
Judicial
Evaluates laws
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Civics Vocab- Foundations of American Government
Monarch
Dictator
Democracy
Direct Democracy
King or Queen
A person who rules with complete and absolute power
A form of government in which the people of a country either…
A form of government in which all the people meet together at…
Monarch
King or Queen
Dictator
A person who rules with complete and absolute power
39 terms
Civics and Economics: Foundations of American Government
Declaration of Independence
John Locke
Dictatorship
Monarchy
formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the fr…
a philosopher that believed in the idea of natural rights and…
absolute authority over the government and people
form of government with a king or queen as the central leader…
Declaration of Independence
formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the fr…
John Locke
a philosopher that believed in the idea of natural rights and…
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Vocab Civics Foundations of American Government
Declaration of Independnce
Government
Federalists
Dictatorship
This document explains the reasons the 13 American colonies d…
The entire system of authority, or power, that rules on behal…
Supporters of the Constitution who favored a strong central g…
This type of government has one person or a small group holdi…
Declaration of Independnce
This document explains the reasons the 13 American colonies d…
Government
The entire system of authority, or power, that rules on behal…
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Civics Vocab- foundations of American government
monarch
dictator
democracy
representative democracy
A king or queen rules the country
1 leader has absolute control over citizens lives
citizens hold the political power
citizens elect leaders to represent their Rights and intreste…
monarch
A king or queen rules the country
dictator
1 leader has absolute control over citizens lives
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Vocabulary Civics Foundations of American Government
Declaration of Independence
Government
Federalists
Dictatorship
This document explains the reasons the 13 American colonies d…
The entire system of authority, or power, that rules on behal…
Supporters of the Constitution who favored a strong central g…
This type of government has one person or a small group holdi…
Declaration of Independence
This document explains the reasons the 13 American colonies d…
Government
The entire system of authority, or power, that rules on behal…
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civics; foundations of American government (1)
Civics
The latin word "civis" which means cit…
The romans, wealthy land owners
A common history, customs, and values
Study of the rights and duties of citizens
The term civics originates from ___ meaning___
The term civics was first used by _______ & referred to _______
What do citizens usually share?
Civics
Study of the rights and duties of citizens
The latin word "civis" which means cit…
The term civics originates from ___ meaning___
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Civics: Foundation Of American Government vocab
enlightenment
social contract
natural rights
compact
scientific movement based on the rational and scientific appr…
agreement that people make to follow certain rules in a society
freedoms that cannot be taken away
a contract between 2 or more parties
enlightenment
scientific movement based on the rational and scientific appr…
social contract
agreement that people make to follow certain rules in a society
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Unit 1 Civics: Foundations of American Government
Direct Democracy
Republic
Montesquieu
Monarchy
A form of government in which laws are made directly by the c…
A government in which citizens elect representatives to make…
European philosopher who believed government's can lead to ty…
A form of government in which all or most of the power is in…
Direct Democracy
A form of government in which laws are made directly by the c…
Republic
A government in which citizens elect representatives to make…
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iCivics: Foundations of Government
Government
State of Nature (Hobbes)
Social Contract
Overthrow
A system used for controlling a country or state.
Humans are naturally selfish and quick to fight; people would…
An agreement among the members of a society to cooperate for…
Remove forcibly from power.
Government
A system used for controlling a country or state.
State of Nature (Hobbes)
Humans are naturally selfish and quick to fight; people would…
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Unit 1: foundations of American Government (MHS Civics)
boycott
declaration of independence
dictatorship
direct democracy
form of economic protest where citizens refuse to buy goods
a document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
authoritarian form of government with a single leader, usuall…
form of government where all citizens participate in decision…
boycott
form of economic protest where citizens refuse to buy goods
declaration of independence
a document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
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Civics & Economics: Unit II Foundations of American Government
civil liberties
search warrant
due process
bicameral
freedoms to think and act without government interference or…
a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a s…
following established legal procedures
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
civil liberties
freedoms to think and act without government interference or…
search warrant
a court order allowing law enforcement officers to search a s…
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Civics & Economics- Unit 1: Foundations of American Government
John Locke
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Baron de Montesquieu
Social Contract Theory
Said people had natural rights
Argued that people had the right to determine how they were g…
Idea of separation of powers- dividing gov't into different p…
Gov'ts are created as an agreement among people & their gov't
John Locke
Said people had natural rights
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Argued that people had the right to determine how they were g…
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civics- test 3 - foundations of american government
monarch
dictator
democracy
direct democracy
king or queen
A person who rules with complete and absolute power.
A form of government in which the people of the country eithe…
A form of government in which all the people meet together at…
monarch
king or queen
dictator
A person who rules with complete and absolute power.
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Civics and Economics Unit 1: Foundations of American Government
Boycott
Declaration of Independence
Dictatorship
Direct Democracy
the refusal to purchase goods
the document that said we leaving the Englands rule. (1776)
Absolute power, power by force
a form of democracy in which the people vote firsthand
Boycott
the refusal to purchase goods
Declaration of Independence
the document that said we leaving the Englands rule. (1776)
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Civics and Economics (Unit 1: Foundations of American Government)
Functions of Government (What are they…
Majority Rule
Types of Government (Define them and e…
Levels of Government (List and Explain)
1. Keep order: prevent conflicts; settle them when they occur…
A political system in which the group that has the most membe…
Monarchy: king or queen controls government... Constitutional m…
Executive: the president and governors (enforces laws)... Judici…
Functions of Government (What are they…
1. Keep order: prevent conflicts; settle them when they occur…
Majority Rule
A political system in which the group that has the most membe…
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Civics Unit 1: Foundations of American Government
An organization that makes decisions f…
A principal of freedom
Government has the power to
Citizen
Government
Right
make and enforce laws... make decisions for its members called c…
community member
An organization that makes decisions f…
Government
A principal of freedom
Right
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Civics Vocabulary Unit 1: Foundations of American Government
government
public policies
legislative power
executive power
the institution through which a society makes and enforces pu…
all the things a government decides to do; includes taxation,…
the power to make laws and to frame public policies
the power to execute, enforce, and administer laws
government
the institution through which a society makes and enforces pu…
public policies
all the things a government decides to do; includes taxation,…
Civics- Unit 1- Foundations of American Government
liberty vs. security
citizenship
rights of citizens
role of citizens
Liberty is the state of being free without restrictions impos…
informed and active membership in a political community
natural rights given to all citizens from the Constitution an…
paying taxes, obeying the law, voting, going to school, being…
liberty vs. security
Liberty is the state of being free without restrictions impos…
citizenship
informed and active membership in a political community
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Unit 1 Civics Foundations of American Government
Government
Right
enforce laws and make decisions for me…
3 levels of government
decisions for people, set up to protect citizens
freedom or entitlement
To protect rights government has the power to:
National/ Federal, State, Local
Government
decisions for people, set up to protect citizens
Right
freedom or entitlement
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Civics - Chapter 1 Foundations of American Government
Judicial Power
Free enterprise
Confederate government
Legislative Power
the power to interpret laws
Based on private ownership, individual initiative, profit, an…
An alliance of independent states
Power to make laws
Judicial Power
the power to interpret laws
Free enterprise
Based on private ownership, individual initiative, profit, an…
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Civics Exam Part 3: Foundations of American Government
John Locke
Jhon Locke blief
Baron de Montesquieu
Baron de Montesquieu belief
A English thinker
A social contract was needed between nthe people and their go…
A French writer
Created the idea of seperation of powers
John Locke
A English thinker
Jhon Locke blief
A social contract was needed between nthe people and their go…
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Civics Unit 1 Packet- Foundations of American Government
Representative government
Rule of law
Limited government
Natural law
Elected officials make decisions on the behalf of the people
No one is above the law, everyone must follow the law.
Government must have limits on power and authority
A universal system of laws determined by nature
Representative government
Elected officials make decisions on the behalf of the people
Rule of law
No one is above the law, everyone must follow the law.
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Civics U1 Foundations of American Government
Direct Democracy
Monarchy
Representative Democracy
Natural Rights
A system of government where all individuals are allowed to v…
A system of government led by a king or queen
A system of government where all individuals choose a delegat…
Individual human rights that should be guaranteed to all people
Direct Democracy
A system of government where all individuals are allowed to v…
Monarchy
A system of government led by a king or queen
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Civics CE.2a: foundations of American constitutional Government
Consent of the Governed
Consent of the Governed
Consent of the Governed
Consent of the Governed
Permission or Voting
all men were created equal
John Locke said people could come together to form their own…
A.K.A- Popular Sovereignty
Consent of the Governed
Permission or Voting
Consent of the Governed
all men were created equal
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Civics U1 Vocabulary: Foundations of American Government
Boycott
Declaration of Independence
Dictatorship
Direct Democracy
Form of economic protest where citizens refuse to buy goods
A document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
Authoritarian form of government with a single leader, usuall…
Form of government where all citizens participate in decision…
Boycott
Form of economic protest where citizens refuse to buy goods
Declaration of Independence
A document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
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Unit 2: Foundations of American Government (Civics, CHHS)
Enlightenment
Mercantilism
"Taxation without representation"
Mayflower compact
Wave of philosophers emphasizing individualism and reason
Use colonies to make money
People need to consent to taxes
White men get to govern by popular vote (direct democracy)
Enlightenment
Wave of philosophers emphasizing individualism and reason
Mercantilism
Use colonies to make money
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Civic and Economics - Unit 1 Foundations of American Government
boycott
Declaration of Independence
dicatorship
direct democracy
refusal to purchase certain goods
document written by Thomas Jefferson and presented to the 2nd…
government by a leader with almost absolute control and power.
government in which all citizens vote on each idea or issue
boycott
refusal to purchase certain goods
Declaration of Independence
document written by Thomas Jefferson and presented to the 2nd…
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American civics Unit1 foundations of government
Democracy
Republic
Magma carta
what is the function of government?
People make all the decisions for the group/society by voting…
People elect representatives to make decisions for the group/…
-limits on the powers of the British Monarch
a system of laws and leaders who keep order in society
Democracy
People make all the decisions for the group/society by voting…
Republic
People elect representatives to make decisions for the group/…
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Foundations of American Government
Constitutional Convention
Great Compromise
Federalists
Anti-Federalists
Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the thirtee…
1787; This compromise was between the large and small states…
A term used to describe supporters of the Constitution during…
Anti-Federalists rose up as the opponents of the Constitution…
Constitutional Convention
Meeting in 1787 of the elected representatives of the thirtee…
Great Compromise
1787; This compromise was between the large and small states…
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American Government - Foundations
maintain social order
provide public service
provide national security and common d…
support the economy
Purpose of government where the government works to keep the…
Purpose of government where the government provides its citiz…
Purpose of government where the government works to protect i…
Any actions taken by the government to support economic goals…
maintain social order
Purpose of government where the government works to keep the…
provide public service
Purpose of government where the government provides its citiz…
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Unit 1 Vocab: Foundations of American Government (Civics and Economics)
Boycott
Declaration of Independence
Dictatorship
Direct Democracy
Form of economic protest where citizens refuse to but goods
A document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
Authoritarian form of government with a single leader, usuall…
Form of government where all citizens participate in decision…
Boycott
Form of economic protest where citizens refuse to but goods
Declaration of Independence
A document explaining why the American colonists were breakin…
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American Government - Foundations
maintain social order
provide public service
provide national security and common d…
support the economy
Purpose of government where the government works to keep the…
Purpose of government where the government provides its citiz…
Purpose of government where the government works to protect i…
Any actions taken by the government to support economic goals…
maintain social order
Purpose of government where the government works to keep the…
provide public service
Purpose of government where the government provides its citiz…
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Civics & Economics: CE.2 + CE.3bFoundations of American Government
consent of the governed
limited government
rule of law
democracy
The people are the source of any and all governmental power
Government is not all-powerful and may do only those things t…
The government and those who govern are bound by law, as are…
In a democratic system of government, the people rule
consent of the governed
The people are the source of any and all governmental power
limited government
Government is not all-powerful and may do only those things t…
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Civics Unit 2, Unit 2 Foundations of American Government
Greece and Rome Democracy
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Montesquieu
Most of the people in Athens were not considered citizens lik…
published Leviathan (1651)- men were motivated by their desir…
wrote Two Treaties of Government (1698)- outlined theory of r…
wrote Spirit of the Laws (1748)- stated that human, natural,…
Greece and Rome Democracy
Most of the people in Athens were not considered citizens lik…
Thomas Hobbes
published Leviathan (1651)- men were motivated by their desir…
12 terms
Civics Unit Two: Foundations of American Government (part 1)
According to Locke, what freedoms did…
What are the potential dangers of a pe…
According to Locke, how are government…
What trade-off does Locke say occurs w…
Life, Liberty, and property.
Order actions, and dispose of possessions and persons as they…
Groups of people coming together and deciding to form a commu…
People make themselves subject to a higher authority when the…
According to Locke, what freedoms did…
Life, Liberty, and property.
What are the potential dangers of a pe…
Order actions, and dispose of possessions and persons as they…
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FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Alexander Hamilton
Anti-Federist
Articles of Confederation
autocracy
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Does not believe in the constitution
1st government of the United States, created strong state gov…
A government which only one person has power.
Alexander Hamilton
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Anti-Federist
Does not believe in the constitution
45 terms
Foundations of American Government
Constitution
Executive Power
Judicial Power
Legislative Power
Written plan for government
Power to carry out laws
Power to decide the meaning of laws
Right to make laws
Constitution
Written plan for government
Executive Power
Power to carry out laws
39 terms
Foundations of American Government
State
Nation
Nation-State
Consensus
A political community that occupies a definite territory and…
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom,…
A country in which the territory of both the nation and the s…
An agreement about basic beliefs.
State
A political community that occupies a definite territory and…
Nation
A group of people united by bonds of race, language, custom,…
43 terms
FOUNDATIONS OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
Alexander Hamilton
Anti-Federist
Articles of Confederation
bicameral legislature
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Does not believe in the constitution
1st government of the United States, created strong state gov…
A government which only one person has power.
Alexander Hamilton
First United States Secretary of the Treasury and an early su…
Anti-Federist
Does not believe in the constitution
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Foundations of American Government
Unitary government
Federal government
Confederal government
Autocracy
Government system in which all power is held by a single, cen…
Government system in which power is divided and shared with l…
Government system in which the members are an alliance who re…
Government system in which a single individual holds all powe…
Unitary government
Government system in which all power is held by a single, cen…
Federal government
Government system in which power is divided and shared with l…
26 terms
Civics: Foundations of Government
Thomas hobbes
john locke
state of nature
social contract
(1588-1679) Englishman who wrote that man is "nasty and bruti…
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right…
The basis of natural rights philosophy; a state of nature is…
An agreement between the people and their government signifyi…
Thomas hobbes
(1588-1679) Englishman who wrote that man is "nasty and bruti…
john locke
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right…
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FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT - CIVICS
higher law
rule of law
Magna Carta
state of nature
A set of laws that establish and limit a government. All peop…
Principle that all people and institutions are subject to and…
Document drawn up in 1215 in which English noblemen forced Ki…
A condition in which no governmental authority or laws exist…
higher law
A set of laws that establish and limit a government. All peop…
rule of law
Principle that all people and institutions are subject to and…
19 terms
Unit 1: Civics- Foundations of Government
Consent of the Governed
Constitution
Rule of Law
Separation of Powers
Means that citizens give their permission to be governed. Hap…
Explains what kind of government a country has. Explains the…
Means that nobody is above the law. Requires even the governm…
Divides power among several branches of government. Makes sur…
Consent of the Governed
Means that citizens give their permission to be governed. Hap…
Constitution
Explains what kind of government a country has. Explains the…
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Applied Civics: Foundations of Government
state of nature
natural rights
sovereign
social contract
Everyone has a right to everything. In order to get what they…
The rights to life, liberty, and property.
A ruler.
An agreement between people and their government in order to…
state of nature
Everyone has a right to everything. In order to get what they…
natural rights
The rights to life, liberty, and property.
Civics Unit 2 Test Chapter 3 Foundations of American Government
Direct Democracy
Rule of Law
Period of Enlightenment in Europe
Ideas from the Magna Carta
Democratic form of government in which citizens make public d…
Principle that government is based on clear and fairly enforc…
1600s and 1700s - stressed value of science and reason, for s…
Defined the rights and duties of the English nobles, limited…
Direct Democracy
Democratic form of government in which citizens make public d…
Rule of Law
Principle that government is based on clear and fairly enforc…
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Foundations of American Government Test Review
Representative Democracy
The rule of law
Consent of the Governed - gov't can on…
Rule of law
A system of government in which voters select public official…
A judge is tried and convicted of stealing - She receives a f…
How is the power of the U.S. government limited?
laws are applied to all men and women equally
Representative Democracy
A system of government in which voters select public official…
The rule of law
A judge is tried and convicted of stealing - She receives a f…
60 terms
Civics Unit 2, Unit 2 Foundations of American Government
Greece and Rome Democracy
Thomas Hobbes
John Locke
Montesquieu
Most of the people in Athens were not considered citizens lik…
published Leviathan (1651)- men were motivated by their desir…
wrote Two Treaties of Government (1698)- outlined theory of r…
wrote Spirit of the Laws (1748)- stated that human, natural,…
Greece and Rome Democracy
Most of the people in Athens were not considered citizens lik…
Thomas Hobbes
published Leviathan (1651)- men were motivated by their desir…
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