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22 Cards in this Set

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Name one way to describe a democracy.
The people have the power to make decisions about government.
Free enterprise
Offers the right to start a business and own property.
Who does the U.S. Constitution say has the power to run the government?
The people.
Why did John F. Kennedy say, "Ask not what your country can do for you...ask what you can do for your country"?
He wanted to remind people of their responsibilities as citizens.
Why is the U.S. population so varied?
People have come here from many different countries.
What does the Pledge of Allegiance represent?
the basic ideals that Americans share
Why is "E Pluribus Unum" a good saying for the U.S.?
Many different states form one country.
What do we call people who come to the U.S. from another country?
What type of natural resource is important in making energy and electricity?
fossil fuel
Name an example of a renewable resource.
What is an example of regions help each other?
Electricity made in Texas is sold to customers in California.
Three reasons national parks were created:
1. They help preserve the land.
2. They are for people to enjoy.
3. They protect the environment.
Why would the climate of the southern U.S. be warmer than the northern part.
The southern part of the U.S. is closer to the equator.
Three ways people use the land:
1. Raising animals.
2. Growing crops.
3. building cities.
Why is the U.S. divided into regions?
This makes it easier to study the geography of the U.S.
Three benefits of free enterprise:
1. Choices in spending.
2. Choices in products.
3. Choice to start a business.
How much of a product is available.
How much of a product people are willing to buy.
Tell the difference in a direct democracy and a republic.
Direct Democracy: All the voters make every decision about the government.
Republic: The voters elect representatives to make the decisions for them.
Name two rights of U.S. citizens:
1. Right to vote
2. Freedom of religion
Name two responsibilities of U.S. citizens:
1. Obey the laws.
2. Respect other people's rights.
Which part of the U.S. gets the most precipitation?
Eastern or Western?