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U.S. Government Vocabulary (Grade 4)

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U.S. Government Vocabulary

Which branch makes laws?
  1. Executive
  2. Legislative
  3. Judicial
What is a CITIZEN?
  1. a person that is in a new country
  2. a person who is born in a country or who has earned the right to become a member of that country by law
  3. a person that travels very far
  4. a person from a foreign country
What is an example of "consent of the governed?"
  1. All children must go to school.
  2. Voting for a person to be a leader in the community.
  3. All citizens must pay taxes.
  4. Being a good citizen.
Any form of government in which political power is exercised by all citizens, either directly or through their elected representative.
  1. Dictatorship
  2. Anarchy
  3. Republic
  4. Democracy
What is the supreme law of the land called?
  1. Tacos
  2. Supreme Law
  3. Constitution
  4. President's Say
The branch of government that decides if laws are fair.
  1. Legislative
  2. Executive
  3. Judicial
A Monarchy and Dictatorship are different in that:
  1. Monarchy is ruled by someone who forces their way to power and Dictators come to power because their parent's were in power.
  2. Monarchy has a constitution and Dictatorships do not have a constitution.
  3. Monarchs are appointed by a higher power and Dictators are appointed through voting.
  4. Monarchy is ruled by a king or queen and Dictators take power by force.
A Republic is
  1. A person who belongs to a political party.
  2. A person who speaks in public.
  3. A form of government in which people elect representatives to make their laws for them.
A word to describe justice would be fairness.
  1. True
  2. False
                        are limits that keep the government's power under control.
  1. Checks and Balances
  2. Consent of the Governed
  3. Rule of Law
  4. Individual Rights
Amendment means a change in or addition to something.
  1. True
  2. False
Civil liberties are the freedoms and rights that we expect as citizens.
  1. True
  2. False
                is "rule by few." These people could hold all the power based on military strength, family power, or religious force.
  1. Oligarchy
  2. Theocracy
  3. Democracy
  4. Monarchy
To make a choice that gets counted
  1. choose
  2. appoint
  3. vote
The Bicameral Legislature is a legislature with 4 houses, or parts.
  1. True
  2. False
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