What describes a good citizen?
Civics is the study of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a society. Civics helps students understand the structure and workings of government. Civics encourages students to think critically and participate in their communities.
The Fundamentals of Civics
Civics: The study of the rights and duties of citizenship. Rule of Law: A legal system in which all citizens are subject to the same laws and no one is above the law. Democracy: A form of government in which citizens have the power to choose their leaders and are involved in the decisions that affect them.
What do you think is the most important goal of a government?
- Protecting citizens' rights and freedoms
- Providing public services
- Enforcing laws
- Maintaining a strong military
The United States is the only country in the world to have a full-fledged separation of powers between branches of government. The Supreme Court has the power to declare a law unconstitutional. The President has the authority to grant pardons to individuals convicted of federal crimes.
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What is the role of civic engagement in a democracy?
With a partner, name a type of economy and write a short description
What are the three branches of the US government and what are their respective roles?
What can you do as a citizen to help strengthen democracy?
Draw an astronaut banana with rocket boosters for a backpack floating in space.