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Citizen
A legally recognized member of the country.
Government
The organizations, institutions, and individuals who exercise authority as a political unit over a group of people.
Immigrants
People who came here from other lands.
Quotas
Set numbers for how many immigrants could come from a particular country or region.
Refugees
People fleeing persecution in their home countries.
Naturalization
The legal process by which an alien may become a citizen.
Census
Every 10 years the federal government takes a count of U.S. residents.
Dictatorship
The rulers have absolute control over the government.
Authoritarian
Rulers only answer to themselves, not to the people they rule.
Democracy
The people or a nation elect officials who act on their behalf.
Representative Democracy
People elect representatives to carry on the work of government for them.
Direct Democracy
All voters in a community meet in one place to make laws and decide what actions to take.
Constitution
Written plan of government.
Human Rights
Basic rights to which all people are entitled to be human beings. Stated in the Declaration of Independence.