Citizenship Vocabulary Flashcards

President of the United States
Terms Definitions
have
have
Sovereign
self-governing
Clarus
illustrious
diversity
variety; differences
Yassir Arafat
Palistine (PLO)
Daniel Shays
led Shays rebellion
2 Censors
make a census
Attorney General
lawyer for the state
supreme law of the land
constitution
right
a freedom that is protected
1787
when was the constitution written?
name one state that borders mexico
texas
Immigrants
Those people legally admitted as permanent residents of a country.
Who was the first President?
George Washington
waht year was the consitution written
1787
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
27
fairness
playing by the rules, don't play favorites
free elections
anyone can run as a cannadate
governor
at the head of each state's government. Elected by the people of the state.
Expatriation
The act of abandoning one's country and giving up citizenship
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
Louisiana
The presidential election takes place every how many years?
4 years
tax
charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
3
How many branches in the US government?
Who wrote The Star-Spangled Banner?
Francis Scott Key
Government
The body (or bodies) charged with making official policies for citizens.
citizen
a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community
What is one reason colonists came to America?
Freedom
Who is the father of our country
George Washington
What President is called the "Father of our Country"?
George Washington.
Who was president during the Civil War?
Abraham Lincoln
slender
the first amendment does not give u the right to speak falsely about a persons character or reputation
When is Flag Day?
Flag Day is in June.
a change/addition (to the constitution)
What is an amendment?
When did the declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4th 1776
what is the white house?
the presidents official home
What does the Constitution do?
Sets Up Government...........Defines the Government........Protects basic rights of Americans
who is the current governer of texas
rick perry
What do we call changes to the Constitution?
Amendments
What is the significance of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best?
Saving lives.
We elect a president for how many years?
4
Free Exercise clause
~the First Amendment guarantee that citizens may freely engage in the religious activities of their choice
direct democrary
a form of democrary in which the people vote first hand
Gross income
The total amount of your income before you claim any exemptions or deductions
what is one responsability that is only for united states citizens?
serve on jury
Responsibility
the act or fact of taking care of someone or something; obligation
name one american indian tribe in the united states.
*cherokee, *navajo,*sioux,*chippewa,*choctaw,*pueblo,*apache,
*iroquois, *creek, *blackfeet,*seminole,*cheyenne,*arawak,*shawnee,
*mohegan,*huron,*oneida,*lakota,*crow,*teton, *hopi,*inuit
what is the head executive of a city called?
Mayor
What is the head of a state government called?
Governor
Communism
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
What did Martin Luther King do
fought for civil rights
Strategy
- a clever plan; skill in managing any matter
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?
freedom of religion
New York (Harbor)
Liberty Island
Where is the Statue of Liberty?
Who is the sheriff of your county?
(Insert local information)
Reconstruction
period of time after the Civil War in which the nation was putting itself back together.
You help keep our room clean and you share your ideas. You are making ..... by giving someothing such as time, money or effort to support a community or cause.
contributions
Community Service
~an unpaid service for the benefit of the public that is performed by lawbreakers as part (or all) of their sentence.
New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia
First 13 origial states?
What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
life
liberty
pursuit of happiness
49. Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A civil rights leader
What is the most important right granted to US citizens?
The right to vote
character trait
a quality that a person has, such as responsiblity, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, patriotism, and caring
Who is the most recent addition to the supreme court?
Elena Kagan
how old do citizens have to be to vote for president
18
What is the highest part of the Judiciary Branch of our Government?
The Supreme Court
Name three minerals still being mined in the territories today.
Gold lead and zinc
Who makes federal laws?
▪ Congress
▪ Senate and House (of Representatives)
▪ (U.S. or national) legislature
ND House of Representatives
one of the two bodies of the legislative branch
why does the flag have 50 stars
because there are 50 states
who did the united states fight in world war II
Japan, Germany, and Italy
What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
(John) Boehner
April 15
When is the last day you can send in the federal income tax form?
What does the judicial branch do?
* reviews laws
* explains laws
* resolves disputes (disagreements)
* decides if a law goes against the Constitution
The youth justice system
They spend alot of time and money helping you offenders inorder to prevent them from reoffending.
What is freedom of religion?
You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion.
What stops one branch of governemnt from becoming too powerful?
-checks and balances
- separation of powers
How old must you be to run for the U.S. senate office?
30 years old
The Secretary of State and The Secretary of Defense
What are two cabinet level positions?
What do the stripes on the flag stand for?
the 13 original colonies
What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
the United States
the flag
What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
freedom of expression
freedom of speech
what is the executive branch of our government
the president, the vice president,the cabinet, and departments under the cabinet members
Why does the flag have 50 stars?
because there is one star for each state, because each star represents a state, because there are 50 states
vote, join the political party, help with a campaign, join a civic group, join community group
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Name ONE problem that led to the Civil War.
* slavery
* economic reasons
* states' rights
74. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
A: Slavery
A: Economic reasons
A: States' rights
What city was the first capital of the United states?
New York city was the first capital .
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