Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/28

Click to flip

28 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
A special way a group of people does something. For example, giving a gift to someone on their birthday.
Custom
Beginning with your parents and grandparents, all those in your family who were born before you.
Ancestor
A person who comes to a new land from another country.
Immigrant
The practice of making one person the property of another.
Slavery
The history and traditions a group of people share.
Heritage
People with a common heritage-it is also a group of people whose ancestors are from the same country or area.
Ethnic Group
The laws and people that run a city, state, or country.
Government
The plan for our government that was created in 1781. It explains how our government is set up and our most important laws.
Constitution
Where people pick representatives to run our government.
Democratic Republic
People who are born in a country or have earned the right to become members of that country.
Citizen
Also know as the LEGISLATIVE BRANCH of government.A branch of government that makes the laws for the whole country-it is divided into 2 parts:the Sentate and House of Representatives.
Congress
The person who is the head of the EXECUTIVE BRANCH of government. This person makes sure that the laws are followed. This person meets with leaders of other countries. This person is in charge of military forces.
President
When the power to rule comes from the people (instead, for example, from a king)
Democracy
Way of life.
Culture
Also known as the people who make up the JUDICIAL BRANCH of government. The highest court in the country. Has 9 judges.
Supreme Court
What are the three branches of government?
Executive, Judicial, and Legislative
Who heads the Executive branch?
The President
Who heads the Legislative branch?
Congress
Who heads the Judicial Branch?
The Supreme Court
What are the three responsibilities of the President
(1) Carries out laws.
(2) Meets with leaders of other countries.
(3) Leads military.
What are the two responsibilities of Congress?
(1) Makes laws for our country.
(2) Decides how much money to spend.
What is the responsibility of the Supreme Court?
Makes sure our laws follow the Constitution.
What determines how many representatives a state has?
It depends on how many people live in the state.
How many senators are elected from each state?
Two
What are the two parts that make up Congress?
The House of Representatives and Sentate
Give two reasons why immigrants have come to America.
(1) A better life
(2) Because of slavery.
Name a heritage that all Americans share.
All Americans share our country's heritage: Respect for others.
People with a common heritage form a ____.
Ethnic Group