Civics - Unit 1 Vocabulary
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The study of the rights and duties of citizens.
Member of a community with ceratin rights / duties and loyalty to and protection from the government.
The ruling authority for a community.
What are the 4 functions of government?
- Provide services
- Keep order
- Provide security
- Guide the community
A course of government action to achieve community goals.
A plan for collecting and spending money.
A government controlled by one person or a small group of people.
A type of government in which the people rule.
All the citizens debate government matters.
The citizens choose a small group to represent them, make laws, and govern on their behalf. (Indirectly help)
Citizens agree that when differences of opinion arise, we will abide by what most people want.
The process to become a citizen if you were not born in that country.
What are the 11 naturalization requirements?
- 1. Be 18 years or older
- 2. Have 2 U.S. sponsors
- 3. Live in the U.S. for 5 years
- 4. Not have been a communist or anarchist for the past 10 years
- 5. Take a government test
- 6. Be able to speak and write simple English
- 7. Drop your old citizenship
- 8. Accept your new citizenship
- 9. Display good citizen characteristics
- 10. Serve in the armed forces if needed
Aliens - what's the difference between aliens and citizens?
Noncitizens. Aliens don't have full political rights, they can't vote, run for office, serve in juries, or work in most government jobs.
What are illegal aliens?
People that enter the country illegally.
What are legal aliens?
People that enter the country legally.
People who move permanently to a new country.
Send them back to their home country.
A mass movement.
Love for one's country.
The use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a political goal.
What would you like to do?
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