5th grade social studies Essay

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cabinet
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people who advise the president about important issues
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political party
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a group that tries to elect officials who will support its beliefs and policies
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naturalized citizen
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someone who has followed the legal steps to become a united states citizen
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26th amendment
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(1971) changed the voting age from 21 to 18
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16th amendment
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allowed government to tax people’s incomes/earnings
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17th amendment
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allowed voters to directly elect US senators
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ratify
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approve the proposed amendment
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Alexander Hamilton
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wanted stronger federal government
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Thomas Jefferson
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did not want stronger federal government
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Estados Unidos Mexicanos
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United states of Mexico
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presidential democracy
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a government headed by an elected president
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public agenda
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what most people want from government
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primary elections
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voters choose the leaders who will represent their party in an election.
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closed primary election
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only voters in that party can vote in the election
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open primary election
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anyone can vote for leaders in any party
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society
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an organized group of people living and working under a set of rules and traditions

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