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Citizenship Handbook Terms
amendment – alteration, or written change, to a document
bureaucracy – an organization of government workers
constituent – voter who elects public officials to represent him or her
diplomacy – relations with foreign countries
direct democracy – government in which decisions are made by all the people
electoral college – representatives of voters in each state who select the President and Vice-President
executive agreement – an agreement that the President makes directly with the head of another country
impeach – to bring formal charges against a federal or state public official with the intent of removing
the official from office
9. popular sovereignty – the belief that people should have the right to rule themselves
10. precedent – a model to be used as a guide for future actions
11. representative democracy – government in which people elect leaders or officials to make decisions for
them
12. tyranny - cruel and unjust rule
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