Term defetion
civics The study of the rights and duties of citizens
citizen community members who owe loyalty to government and are entitled to protection from it
government the ruling authority for a community
public policy the course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem
budget a plan for for making and spending money
dictatorship a government controlled by one person or a small group of people
democracy a government in witch citizens hold power to rule
direct democracy a form of democracy in witch the people vote firsthand
representative democracy a government in witch citizens choose a smaller group to govern on their behalf
majority rule political principle providing that majority of the members of community has the power to make laws binding upon all the people
naturalization a legal process to obtain citizenship
alien a noncitizion
immigrant a person who moves permanently to a new country
deport to spend an alien or immigrant back to his or her own country
migration a mass movement of people from one area to another
patriotism the love for one's country
terrorism the use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a political goal

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