A VOCABULARY OF CITIZENSHIP
VOCABULARY: a list of words used in any technical field, branch of science, profession, or business.
CITIZENSHIP: being a member of a nation or an organized country.
CITIZENS: the people of a country united and bound to a government and its laws; the legal residents of a nation.
ALLEGIANCE: commitment to support and uphold an organization or government.
PATRIOTISM: loving, supporting, and defending the native country.
CONSTITUTION: the fundamental principles and laws of a nation; the official document defining the government of a nation; an establishment of any organization along with its laws or rules.
FUNDAMENTALS: the essential underlying basis of a philosophy, a religion, or a system of laws; the original or primary source of a doctrine or belief.
CONSTITUENT: a voter who elects a legislator to pass laws in his behalf.
REVOLUTION: a revolt or rebellion against a government or nation.
REVOLT: turning over of society, overthrowing an established government.
REBELLION: a rebel uprising against authority.
DECLARATION: an official document openly stating the facts of an issue, or the aims, and purposes of an organization or assembly of people.
PROCLAMATION: a vocal statement of an official decree, rule, or law.
EMANCIPATION: setting free, releasing from bondage or slavery.
DEPENDENCE: relying upon a higher power, subordinate to a ruling country, or nourished by a more powerful or parental organization.
INDEPENDENCE: not connected with a more powerful authority.
CONGRESS: an assembly of law-makers representing the citizens.
DEMOCRACY: a governmental system of rule by the people.
REPUBLIC: a democratic government in which laws are made by representatives of the citizens - in a congress or a parliament.
REPRESENTATIVE: an official elected by those for whom he speaks.
AGENT: an official selected by those for whom he acts.
FEDERALISM: a strong central government binding states into an indivisible union.
TREATY: a resolution of conflicting sides in a disagreement; the “treatment” or management of a remedy to a struggle between persons or states.
COVENANT: an agreement, contract, or compact between two or more people or parties.
CONFEDERACY: a central national government made of loosely-bound state governments.
AMENDMENT: an official change to a legal document.
LEGISLATURE: the law-making body, the Congress.
EXECUTOR: the political head who enforces the law or rule of the government.
JUDICIARY: the legal officials empowered to decide cases of law and render justice; the judges and lawyers of a government.
VETO: executive refusal to endorse or sign a potential law.