3rd Grade Government Unit Study Guide

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Who came up with the first democracy 2,500 years ago?
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Athens, Greece
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What is a Direct Democracy?
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Citizens vote directly for leaders and on issues.
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What kind of democracy does the United States have?
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Representative Democracy
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What does the word \”democracy\” mean?
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Rule by the people
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Which USA document is considered the supreme law of the land?
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The United States Constitution
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What are the three branches of the United States Government?
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Executive, Legislative, and Judicial
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The powers and duties of the government are divided into different branches. This system is known as__?
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Separation of Power (or Checks and Balances)
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What is the system that divides the government into three branches to keep one branch from becoming more powerful than the other two?
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Checks and Balances
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The Executive Branch of the United States carries out the laws or accepts or vetoes laws. Who is in charge of this branch?
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President
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What is one thing the national (federal) and state branch have in common?
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They can both impose taxes on their citizens.
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Who is the head of the Executive Branch of a state?
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Governor
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Who is the head of the Executive Branch at the local level?
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Mayor
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The Legislative Branch of the National level makes laws and is headed by Congress. Congress is divided into two separate groups. What is the name of those two groups?
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Senate and House of Representatives
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How many Senators are from each state?
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Two and there are a total of 100 Senators
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Which branch of Congress is based on the population of each state?
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The House of Representatives
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What are the three levels of government?
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local, state, and national (federal)
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Who is in charge of the Judicial Branch of government at the National (Federal) level?
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The United States Supreme Court
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Who is responsible for the Legislative Branch at the state level?
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General Assembly
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Who is responsible for the Judicial Branch at the state level?
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State Supreme Court
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Who is responsible for the Legislative Branch at the local level?
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City Council
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Who is responsible for the Judicial Branch at the local level?
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Clerk of Courts
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Which document divided the government into the three branches?
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The United States Constitution
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What is the main responsibility of the Executive Branch?
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Carrying out the laws
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What is the main responsibility of the Legislative Branch?
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Makes the laws
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What is the main responsibility of the Judicial Branch?
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Makes sure laws are fair
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What is the main role of the United States Constitution?
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Protect citizen’s rights
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What are some government services that are paid for by taxes?
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Public schools, public libraries, police and fire departments, and city parks are a few of the services.

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