Texas In The Making Vocabulary

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Amendment ›

A change or added statement to a document.

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Annex ›

To add to one's own territory to form a larger country.

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Appoint ›

To name someone officially to an office.

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Bicameral ›

Consisting of two houses; the Senate and House of Representatives.

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Bill ›

A proposed law that is presented to Senators & Representatives to vote on.

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Capitol ›

The building in which Senators & Representatives work and meet in.

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Civic Affairs ›

Issues relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship.

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Constitution ›

Laws of a nation or state that establish the powers of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people.

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Debate ›

To discuss back and forth opposing arguments on a proposed law.

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Democracy ›

A form of government in which the supreme power is given to the people.

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Diverse ›

Differing from one another.

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Election ›

The process of voting to choose a person for office.

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Goddess of Liberty ›

The statue that sits atop the dome of the Texas Capitol.

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Governor ›

This person is the head of the state of Texas - Chief Executive.

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House of Representatives ›

A body of 150 members in the Texas legislature.

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Judicial Branch ›

This branch of government has the power to interpret laws and consists of the courts.

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Law ›

A rule or procedure that is enforced by a specific authority.

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Leadership ›

The act of directing others.

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Legislature ›

This branch of government has the power to make laws.

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Pledge ›

A promise or agreement that must be kept.

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Rotunda ›

A round building or room, covered by a dome.

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Senate ›

A body of 31 members in the Texas legislature.

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Sunset Red Texas Granite ›

The type of material that the Texas Capitol's exterior walls are made of.

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Term ›

The length of time a person may serve in office once elected.

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Vote ›

A formal expression of one's opinion; you do this when you elect someone to office.