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immigrant
A person who comes to a new country to live.
citizen
A person who is born in a country or who has earned the right to become a member of that country by laws.
ethnic group
A group of people whose ancestors are from the same country or area.
government
The laws and people that run a country, state, county, city, or town.
heritage
The history and tradition that a group of people share.
demorcratic republic
A government in which citizens elect representatives to make decisions for them.
supreme court
The highest court of the United States.
tax
Money people pay to the government so that it can perform public services.
culture
The way of life shared by a group of people,including language, beliefs, music, foods, and holidays.
Washington D.C.
Like state and local government, it has three branches that have different roles.
custom
The special way a group of people does something.
congress
The legislative branch of the United States Government, which makes national laws.
ancestor
A person in your family, starting with your parents, who was born long before you.
President
The person who is head of the executive branch of the United States Government.
constitution
The plan of government of the United States that explains the parts of the government and outlines the most important laws.