Civics Ch. 1 Vocabulary

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Civics The study of the rights ansd duties of citizens
E Pluribus Unum ''out of many ,one''
Popular Sovereignty the notion that power lies with the people
Naturalization a legal process to obtain citizenship
Dual Citizenship citizenship in two countries concurrently
immigrants To move into a foreign country
Refugees person who has willingly left his or her home to escape war, famine,or other disaster
"melting pot " theory is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous, the different elements "melting together" into a harmonious whole with a common culture
" Salad Bowl " Theory there are times when newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures like in the melting pot model, instead they retain them
14th Amendment The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War.
Government the ruling authority for a community
Autocracy rule by self / On EX. dictatorship, monarchy
Oligarchy Rule by a few people oli= a few
Democracy demos = people cracy = by life
direct democracy can be defined as a form or system of democracy giving citizens an extraordinary amount of participation in the legislation process and granting them a maximum of political self-determination
Representative democracy "aka indirect democracy " is a variety of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy
Totalitarianism nj
anarchy d
aliens d
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