Lesson 1 - Terms & Definition

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					                                           Citizenship Terms & Definition
                                                  Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Circle the one Definition that best describes the Term.


     Term                                        Definition
Citizen          1 - A person who is trying to immigrate into the U.S.
                 2 – A person who lives in the United States.
                 3 – A person born in US or who came to US and becomes a citizen through
                 the naturalization process.
                 4 – A person who is trying to emigrate from the U.S.

Citizen Action   1 - Legal action a citizen takes against its government.
                 2 – Things each of us do on a daily basis.
                 3 – Action taken against a citizen by the government for not being involved
                 in our democracy.
                 4 – Small act or action each citizen can do that helps keep our democracy
                 strong and thus free.

Citizenship      1 - An honor bestowed on certain citizens for heroic actions.
                 2 – The act of becoming a citizen.
                 3 – The conduct of a citizen.
                 4 – A philosophy of how citizens should behave.

Constitution     1 - Document that describes how U.S. government will be organized and the
                 basic laws of the country.
                 2 – Name of the town in Pennsylvania where the Declaration of
                 Independence was signed.
                 3 - Set of rules for living and behaving.
                 4 – Name of the battle where George Washington defeated the British.




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                                             Citizenship Terms & Definition
                                                    Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Circle the one Definition that best describes the Term.

Country/society   1 - A place that is run as a democracy.
                  2 - Another name for “continent”.
                  3 – Places like California, Florida, etc. that are run by Governors.
                  4 – Geographical area where the people have a single government.

Democracy         1 – Country where English is the main language.
                  2 – Country where government is made up of regular citizens and elected by
                  citizens.
                  3 – A government run by Special Interest Groups.
                  4 - A country with a government run by an individual or small group not
                  elected by the citizens.

Diversity         1 – A type of military maneuver.
                  2 – A group of individuals with different backgrounds.
                  3 – Culture of the Mayan Indians
                  4 - A group of individuals with similar backgrounds.

Freedom/Liberty 1 – Name initially given to the Statue of Liberty
                2 – French term meaning clear thinking
                3 – The ability to act, to speak, and to think without externally imposed
                restraints.
                4 – A strategy for living in the wilderness.




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                                           Citizenship Terms & Definition
                                                  Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Circle the one Definition that best describes the Term.



Government       1 – A method used by Native Americans for settling differences.
                 2 - The group within the U.S. Congress responsible for making laws.
                 3 – A body of people who incite rebellion against a country.
                 4 - Part of society/country responsible for 1) creating and enforcing laws,
                 providing services to its citizens, and 3) keeping the country safe.

Heritage         1 - The name of the organization responsible for documenting this country’s
                 history.
                 2 – The accomplishments, events, and traditions from past generations
                 have resulted in the country as it is today.
                 3 – A term used to characterize.
                 4 – The monument located Washington, D.C. honoring a those who died
                 during World War II in the Battle of Heritage.

Leader           1 - A type of cannon used in the Civil War.
                 2 – Someone who influences a group to accomplish a goal.
                 3 – Type of material used to make uniforms for our military.
                 4 – A measure of weight.

Responsibility   1 - Someone who is immature.
                 2 – Duty or obligation to do something.
                 3 – The act of preparing for a ritual.
                 4 – The ability to quickly respond.




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                                           Citizenship Terms & Definition
                                                  Vocabulary Quiz

Directions: Circle the one Definition that best describes the Term.



Rights           1 - Name given to a political party that has conservation views.
                 2 – Acts passed by Congress that require citizens to pay taxes.
                 3 – Certain things that are allowed or owed or given to citizens by the
                 Constitution and other laws.
                 4 – A series of papers written by Benjamin Franklin.

SIGocracy        1 - A country where special interest groups, instead of the citizens, have
                 the most influence on their government.
                 2 – A political party sponsored by multiple special interest groups.
                 3 – A political party founded by General Frank Signious.
                 4 – Declaration of independence.

State            1 - An area with water on one side.
                 2 – Place where there are National Parks.
                 3 – One of the original 13 colonies.
                 4 – Area of the country with its own government.




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