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way of life
culture
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 dived 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
-meets with leaders of other countries
-in charge of military forces
President
-also known as the people who make up the JUDICIAL BRANCH of government
-the highest court in the country
-has 9 judges
Supreme Court
when the power to rule comes from the people (instead, for example, from a king)
democracy
money people pay to the government
tax
the way a country uses or produces natural resources, goods, or services.
(MONEY)
economy
jobs people do to help others
services
a system that lets people own and run their own businesses
free enterprise
the money a business earns after it pays for tools, salaries, and other costs.
profit
someone who puts money into a business
investor
making large amounts of a product in a factory
manufacturing
moving goods from one place to another
transportation
each state needs other states to meet the needs and wants of its people
interdependent
an area with common features that set it apart from other areas
region
a story of the past
history
-Part of Congress(LEGISLATIVE BRANCH)
-Two people from each state
Senate
-Part of Congress(LEGISLATIVE BRANCH)
-number of people per state depends of the state's population
House of Representatives