Civics Chapter 1 Vocab.

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Civic ch. 1 terms

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Civics the study of the rights and duties of citizens
E pluribus unum "out of many, one"
popular sovereignty government by consent of the governed
naturalization Foreign-born people who choose to become citizens by a legal process
dual citizenship enjoying rights in the US and in another country
immigrants people who move permanently to a new country
refugees person who has willingly left his or her home to escape war, famine, or other disaster
"melting pot" theory people from various cultures come to America and contribute aspects of their culture to create new American culture
"salad bowl" theory newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their culture like the melting pot theory
14th Amendment citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws
government ruling authority for a community, or society
autoracy rule by self/one ex. dictatorship, monarchy
oligarchy rule by a few people
democracy ruled by people
direct democracy citizens meet together and make decisions
Representative democracy aka indirect democracy citizens elect leaders who make decisions
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