Voices in Democracy: Social 6 Chapter 1 Flashcards


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Value

Principles about how people should act. They are also standards for what we consider important and just

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Compromise

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To decide on a settlement that satisfies all parties or people involved.

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Diversity

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Respecting people from varied cultures and backgrounds

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What are the 4 principles or pillars of democracy?

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Justice - fair treatment of individuals and groups

Equity - individuals and groups have the same opportunities in life

Freedoms - people have the right to think and speak as they wish

Representation - elected representatives act on behalf of citizens

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What are the 3 levels of government?

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  1. Local or Municipal Government - elected in cities, towns, villages, reserves and settlements, and other local areas across Canada.
  2. Provincial Government - located in the capital of the province and elected by the people of the province.
  3. Federal Government - responsible for matters that concern the WHOLE country. It is located in Ottawa.

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Society

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A group of people who share the same rules, laws, and government or who share the same interests or culture.

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Constitution

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The supreme or most important law of a country or land. It outlines the structure of the government and describes the powers of the government and the rights of the people.

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Citizen

A resident of a particular place, such as a city or town; a person who has certain rights in a country, such as voting.

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What are some responsibilities of citizens in a democracy?

  • people have a responsibility to vote.
  • people have a responsibility to speak out about issues.
  • people have a responsibility to pitch in to help others in their community.
  • people have a responsibility to inform the government of what they want and need.
  • people have a responsibility to make their point of view known.
  • people have a responsibility to listen to and try to understand the points of view of others.

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Fact

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A statement that can be proven to be true.

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Opinion

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What someone believes. It cannot be proved to be right or wrong.op

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Issue

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A concern or problem that affects a community.

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Injustice

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An action that is not fair or a wrong from the past; like Canada's treatment of First Nations people.