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what is a our form of government?

representative democracy

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what is a representative democracy also known as?

republic

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who are elected by the people

leaders

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does every citizen vote for every law

no

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what is being an american is defined by

by shared basic principles of our representative democracy.

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what levels does government exist?

local (community), state (Virginia), and national (US)

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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
5. voting

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what is veterans day?

This is a day for the recognition of and respect for all Americans who served in the military.

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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.

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What is diversity?

Differences

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American people come from a ___________ ethnic origins and _________ countries.

diverse and different

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What are Americans united by?

By the basic principles of a republican form of government, including:
1. Individual rights to life
2. Liberty
3. Pursuit of happiness

AND equality under the law.

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What are the benefits of diversity?

Food, Clothing, Music

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What is community?

A place where people live, work, and play

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What are rules?

What people must or must not do

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What are laws?

Important rules written and carried out by the government

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What is government?

A group of people who makes laws, carries out laws, and decides if laws have been broken

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What is the Republican form of government?

A representative democracy

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What is the purpose of rules and laws?

To keep people safe and maintain order

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The purpose of government is to
1.___________
2.____________
3._____________

1.make laws
2. carry out laws
3. decide if laws have been broken

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Governments are necessary because they develop the laws and protect the ________ and __________ of individuals.

rights and property

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Citizens like ______________ have worked hard to defend American principles.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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What are privileges that people are born with and cannot be taken away?

1.life
2.liberty
3.pursuit of happiness

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What are citizens' rights?

Freedoms that we are all entitled to from birth (freedom, safety, education, religion)

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What are examples of Citizens' Property?

Home, car, toys

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What are Citizens' Responsibilities?

Things that people should do to be a great citizen but are NOT required to by law.

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What is equality?

Under the law it means that all people are treated fairly.