Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test
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at the present time (now), or the most recent.
Example: The current Governor of Minnesota is Tim Pawlenty. (He is Governor now.)
the leader of a state government's executive branch. Just as the country has one President, each state has one Governor.
The freedom to live as you wish and go where you want.
how many people live in a place.
Example: The population of Minnesota is about 5 million.
a period of time.
In government, a term is how long an elected official keeps his or her job before the next election.
Example: The President is elected to a 4-year term. Each President can only serve two terms.
having to do with the national government, rather than the government of a specific state.
to discuss (talk about) a subject in a formal way; to argue about something by giving different opinions about it.
Example: The presidential candidates will debate their plans for improving the economy.
a large formal meeting of people.
Example: The Republican National Convention was held in St. Paul in September, 2008.
a person who goes to live in a colony.
Example: Many colonists came to America for religious freedom.
to accept or choose.
Example: The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776.