Chapter 3: Lesson 4. Vocabulary. Constitutional democracy. A kind of democracy in which the goals of the government and the ways it will work to achieve them are stated in the constitution. Representative democracy.
It is divided into three branches – the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.
The President and Vice-President make up the executive branch.
Congress makes up the legislative branch.
The U.S. Supreme Court and the federal court system make up the judicial branch.
To balance authority among the three branches, a system of checks and balances lets each branch of government have some control over the other branches.
People must obey the law.
People must pay taxes.
People should vote.
People should volunteer in the community.
People decide which goods and services they buy.
They decide how their money is spent.
They decide what kind of job they will do.
Businesses are free to create goods and services of their choice.
Businesses decide how much they will charge for their goods and services.