Flashcards in civics study guide - gavin Deck (27):
what is a our form of government?
what is a representative democracy also known as?
who are elected by the people
does every citizen vote for every law
what is being an american is defined by
by shared basic principles of our representative democracy.
what levels does government exist?
local (community), state (Virginia), and national (US)
what are some ways to serve the government
1. being a volunteer
2. getting involved in community project
3. serving as a government official
4. joining the military
what is veterans day?
This is a day for the recognition of and respect for all Americans who served in the military.
What is memorial day?
This is a the day for the recognition of and respect for Americans who died in wars while they were serving their country.
What is diversity?
American people come from a ___________ ethnic origins and _________ countries.
diverse and different
What are Americans united by?
By the basic principles of a republican form of government, including:
1. Individual rights to life
3. Pursuit of happiness
AND equality under the law.
What are the benefits of diversity?
Food, Clothing, Music
What is community?
A place where people live, work, and play
What are rules?
What people must or must not do
What are laws?
Important rules written and carried out by the government
What is government?
A group of people who makes laws, carries out laws, and decides if laws have been broken
What is the Republican form of government?
A representative democracy
What is the purpose of rules and laws?
To keep people safe and maintain order
The purpose of government is to
2. carry out laws
3. decide if laws have been broken
Governments are necessary because they develop the laws and protect the ________ and __________ of individuals.
rights and property
Citizens like ______________ have worked hard to defend American principles.
Martin Luther King Jr.
What are privileges that people are born with and cannot be taken away?
3.pursuit of happiness
What are citizens' rights?
Freedoms that we are all entitled to from birth (freedom, safety, education, religion)
What are examples of Citizens' Property?
Home, car, toys
What are Citizens' Responsibilities?
Things that people should do to be a great citizen but are NOT required to by law.