Our Government

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mariemoon
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Our Government
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2014-02-21 21:12:22
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Our Government
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  1. a rule that everyone in a community, state, or country is expected to follow
    law
  2. a group of people who work together to run a community
    government
  3. work that is done to help everyone in the community
    government service
  4. a bill that is paid to the government
    tax
  5. people who live in a community
    citizen
  6. a document that has rules for people to follow
    constitution
  7. the introduction
    preamble
  8. chapters
    articles
  9. state the changes to the constitution
    amendments
  10. ten basic rights or freedoms that people have
    Bill of Rights
  11. freedoms
    rights
  12. most important law of the land
    supreme
  13. the government of the USA
    democracy
  14. speak for
    represent
  15. the government makes laws and provides services to help what?
    keep communities safe, organized, and healthy
  16. what department helps fight crime and works to make sure everyone is following the laws
    police department
  17. this department responds to many emergencies, including fires and medical emergencies
    fire department
  18. the government also provides protection through the military branches of
    Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard
  19. this department makes sure that clean water is available at all times, roads and streets are kept clean and safe, picking up garbage and recycling
    Public Works department
  20. Government provides services to help improve education by providing...
    schools for children, colleges for adults, public libraries, and scientific research
  21. this department makes sure restaurants and grocery stores are clean, provides shots for children, make new medicines
    Health Department
  22. this tells how the government should be organized, and describes the jobs of each part of the government.  explains the rights of the American people
    Constitution
  23. tells the purpose or goal of the Constitution
    Preamble
  24. says how the government is set up, what powers and responsibilities each part of the government has, and how the Constitution can be changed
    seven articles, or chapters
  25. the constitution is called what kind of document because it can be changed
    living
  26. how much of the states must approve an amendment before it becomes part of the Constitution
    three-fourths
  27. citizens are free to speak in public about their ideas and opinions
    freedom of speech
  28. citizens have the right to get together peacefully in a group
    freedom of assembly
  29. this allows people to write, read, and watch what they want
    freedom of the press
  30. citizens are free to practice any religion
    freedom of religion
  31. what are the first words of the Preamble?
    "We the People"
  32. people have the right to choose their leader by voting
    democracy

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