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the study of citizenship and government
Civics
a member of a community with a government and laws
Citizen
the power or authority that rules a country
Government
a government that one person or a small group of people controls
Dictatorship
the citizens hold the power to rule and to make the laws
Democracy
the citizens representatives carry on the work of the government
Representative democracy
noncitizens
Aliens
aliens who come to the united states in hopes of living here permanently
Immigrants
sent back to their own country
Deported
the process by which aliens become citizens
Naturalization
process for counting population
Census
numerical limits
Quotas
people who have lost their homes because of war, famine, or political oppression
Refugee
mass movement
Migration
sharing a history or set of beliefs
Citizenship
What is the purpose of government?
to make laws, provide services, and keep order
What are the three (3) levels of government?
National/State/Local
What are the two (2) kinds of democracy?
Direct Democracy and Representative Democracy
How do citizens influence their government?
By voting, joining a political party with others who share their viewpoints
In what ways can a person become a citizen by birth?
If they are born in the U.S borders or if both parents were born in the U.S.
What are the Differences of Legal and illgegal aliens?
Legal aliens have rights and illegal aliens dont
What are the steps involved in the process of naturalization?
1)File a decleration of Intention 2)File an application for naturalization 3) Get tested on the knowledge of the U.S.
What Shifts in the U.S. population have occured since the 1800's?
Shift to the sun belt, Urban shifs, and amount of people living
What does the LatinPhrase "E pluribus unum" mean?
"Out of many,one"