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Civics
the study of the rights and duties of citizens
Citizens
community members who owe loyalty to the government and are entitled to protection from it
Government
the ruling authority for a community
Budget
a plan for making and spending money
Dictatorship
a government controlled by one person or a small group of people
Democracy
a government in which citizens hold the power to rule
Direct Democracy
a form of democracy in which the people vote firsthand
Representative Democracy
a government in which citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf
Naturalization
a legal process to obtain citizenship
Immigrants
people who move permanently to a new country
Aliens
noncitizens
Deport
to send an alien or immigrant back to his or her own country
Patriotism
the love for one's country
Migration
a mass movement of people from one area to another
INS
The Immigration and Naturalization Service; an agency in the nationaly government that deals with immigrants
E pluribus Unum
one out of many, the motto on American coinage