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Civics Midterm Vocabulary

Quiz by Jennifer Hencken

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  • Q1
    the government's authority and ability to get things done
    power
    30s
  • Q2
    any decision made by government in pursuit of a particular goal
    policy
    30s
  • Q3
    ultimate, supreme power for a state to act within its territory
    sovereignty
    30s
  • Q4
    rights that exist simply by being human
    human rights
    30s
  • Q5
    theory of government where the govt and the people being governed enter into an agreement about how governing should take place.
    social contract
    30s
  • Q6
    form of government in which political power is exercised by a single ruler, such as a king or queen, who exercises absolute authority under the claim of divine right or hereditary right
    monarchy
    30s
  • Q7
    system of rule in which one person has ultimate control of govt power, often by force.
    dictatorship
    30s
  • Q8
    rule by few small groups of people, usually members of the military or economic elite, often by force
    oligarchy
    30s
  • Q9
    indirect form of democracy in which people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf
    republic
    30s
  • Q10
    A system of government in which citizens elect representatives, or leaders, to make decisions about the laws for all the people.
    representative democracy
    30s
  • Q11
    ability of people to act and think as they choose, so long as their choices do no harm to the liberty or wellbeing of others
    liberty
    30s
  • Q12
    principle that all people possess a fundamental, moral worth that entitles them to fair treatment under the law and equal opportunity in all aspects of life - political, social, economic
    equality
    30s
  • Q13
    belief that ordinary people could aspire to rule themselves and do so as political equals
    self-government
    30s
  • Q14
    group of people who supported the adoption of the Constitution and a strong national government
    Federalists
    30s
  • Q15
    group of people who opposed the adoption of the Constitution
    Antifederalists
    30s

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