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veto
separation of powers
reserved powers
ratify
principle
popular sovereignty
legislative branch
judicial review
judicial branch
implied powers
habeas corpus
federalism
federal system
ex post facto
executive branch
elastic clause
denied powers
delegated powers
concurrent powers
checks and balances
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Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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Law-making Branch LEGISLATIVE
Law-enforcing Branch EXECUTIVE
Law-interpreting Branch JUDICIAL
In Congress, 1 of 100 SENATOR
First 10 Amendments BILLOFRIGHTS
1st says: say what you want (2 wds.) FREESPEECH
2nd says: right to ___ (2 wds.) BEARARMS
Law of the Land CONSTITUTION
3rd says: they can't stay SOLDIERS
Half of Congress: 1 of 3 HOUSE
Half of Congress: 2 of 3 OF
Half of Congress: 3 of 3 REPRESENTATIVES
Before it alaw BILL
Change to the Constitution AMENDMENT
Simply, doc to search your stuff WARRANT
5th says: right to remain __ SILENT
Type of court for 6th CRIMINAL
Type of court for 7th CIVIL
President of the Senate VICEPRESIDENT
Powers given to the fed. gvmnt. ENUMERATED
Powers given to the States RESERVED
8th says: no unusual __ PUNISHMENT
Gvmt. pay for what they take away (2 wds.) EMINENTDOMAIN
Intro to Constitution PREAMBLE
"...provide for the common __" DEFENSE
"...secure the blessings of __" LIBERTY
"1st Constitution"? ARTICLES
Chief Executive; commander-in-Chief, ... PRESIDENT
"People Rule": 1 of 2 POPULAR
Principle of shared power between fed gvmt & states FEDERALISM
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 1 of 2 JUDICIAL
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 2 of 2 REVIEW
Full Faith and __ CREDIT
__ & Proper: The Elastic Clause NECESSARY
Powers shared by nat. & state gvmts. CONCURRENT
To approve an Amendment RATIFY
The R of RAPPS RELIGION
6th says: right to a __ LAWYER
__ Clause: nothing higher than Constitution SUPREMACY
"People Rule": 2 of 2 SOVEREIGNTY

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legislative branch Word Search

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pocket vote
Roll call vote
Standing Vote
Voice Vote
Cloture
Filibuster
Special interest Group
Joint Resolution
Pork Barrel Project
Casework
Lobbyist
Franking Privilege
Ex Post Facto Law
Bill of Attainder
Writ of Habeas Corpus
Impeach
Elastic Clause
Implied Powers
Expressed Powers
Seniority
Standing Committee
Minority Party
Majoryity Party
Gerrymander
Constituent
Census
Bicameral

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U.S. Government Crossword

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a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory state
the powers shared by the federal and state governments concurrent powers
the powers that the constitution neither gives to congress nor denies to the states reserved powers
the powers given to Congress rather than to the states delegated powers
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens;elected by a state Senators
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens; elected by a district Representatives
relating to a crime criminal cases
advisors to the President cabinet
two house legislature bicameral
a case relating to the rights of citizens civil case
interprets laws to see what they mean and whether they are constitutional Judicial Branch
a system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other two checks and balances
a trial where a group of tweleve people listens to the evidence and decides who wins the case jury trial
listed powers for Congress; the great laundry list of congressional chores enumerated powers
the House of Representatives accusing the President of wrongdoing impeach
a group of lawmakers which is divided into 2 smaller groups Congress
action by a President refusing to approve a bill passed by Congress veto
law making branch Legislative Branch
an idea for a law that has been written down bill
more than half majority
executes or carries out laws Executive Branch
less than half minority
there is no jury so the judge gives the verdict bench trial
asking an appellate court to review a case appeal

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Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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roles and powers are given by the people and must be followed Limited government
supreme sovereignty
combining 2 governments, state and national, into one political system federalism
division of governmental roles into three branches separation of powers
power of a court to judge the constitutionality of laws and acts judicial review
each branch has the power to exercise control or influence over the other 2 branches checks and balances
follows the Constitution Constitutionality
judicial, legislative, and executive three branches
by the people popular
supreme law of the land Constitution
limited government must obey the laws rule of law
supreme power is held by the people through voting popular sovereignty

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Constitution Crossword

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Counterbalancing influenced by which an organization or system is regulated- ensuring political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals/groups. Checks and Balances
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined/established laws. Rule of Law
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premise. Search Warrant
The act of implicating oneself in a crime or exposing oneself to criminal prosecution. Self-Incrimination
The clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by congress. Establishment Clause
A political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers. Limited Government
A jury normally of 23 jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. Grand Jury
The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. Slander
Principle that the authority of a state/government is created/sustained by the consent of its people. Popular Sovereignty
The right to vote in political elections. Suffrage
Implied by the necessary and proper clause to be delegated for the purpose of carrying out the enumerated powers. Implied Powers
Powers that are shared by both the State and Federal government. Concurrent Powers
A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation/written document. Libel
Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement. Due Process
The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense. Double Jeopardy
Refers to the section of the First Amendment- 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.' Free Exercise Clause
The federal principle or system of government. Federalism
Powers assigned to the states and the people. The 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution covers these. Reserved Powers
The supremacy clause of the U.S convention establishes that the Constitution covers the subject of the reserved powers. National Supremacy
Make minor changes in a text in order to make it fairer, more accurate/up-to date. Amend
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premises. Search Warrant
A preliminary or preparatory statement/information. Preamble
Powers granted to the government mostly found in Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution. Expressed Powers
The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Eminent Domain
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Separation of Powers

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The United States Constitution Word Search

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Amendment
American Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Civil Case
Division of Power
Due Process
Elastic Clause
Eminent Domain
Enumerated Powers
Federalism
Haebeus Corpus
Impeaachment
Implied Powers
Jurisdiction
Lame Duck
Preamble
Ratify
Republican Government
Supremacy Clause
U.S. Constitution

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Civics Ch. 3 - The Constitution Crossword

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changes to the constitution amendment
the main divisions of the constitution articles
two house legislature bicameral
powers shared between national and state gov't concurrent
the printed journal of all activity in the House and Senate Congressional Record
powers of gov't listed in the constitution enumerated
the branch of gov't that carries out the laws executuve
the powers of gov't are divided between national and state gov't federalism
allowed the convention to move forward with a bicameral legislature Great Compromise
type of powers that allow the constitution to change with the times implied
the branch of gov't that interprets the law judicial
the branch of gov't that makes the laws legislative
the idea that gov't should not be all powerful limited government
the small state's plan for gov't at the convention New Jersey Plan
in a democracy people rule through elections popular sovereignty
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
powers that are specifically saved for the states reserved
the smaller divisions of the constitution sections and clauses
the powers of gov't are divided between 3 branches separation of powers
one issue in 1787 that wasn't settled by the constitution slavery
the top officer in the House of Representatives Speaker
essays written in support of the constitution The Federalist
to cancel an action veto
the large state's plan for government Virginia Plan

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The United States Government Crossword

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the political direction and control exercised over the actions of the members, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, and states Government
a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question jury
a native or naturalized member of a state or nation citizen
the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation or state is governed constitution
the branch of government charged with the execution and enforcement of laws executive branch
the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel a law veto
the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house impeachment
the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house legislative branch
an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation census
a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates caucus
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law constituent
a group of persons who work or conduct a campaign to influence members of a legislature to vote lobbying
the branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws judicial branch
the body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters civil laws

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Constitution Crossword

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is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. Popular sovereignty
a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction. Preamble
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. Majority rule
are those specifically described and assigned in the U.S. Constitution. American Government: Delegated power
as powers assigned to the states and the people. The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution covers the subject of reserved powers. Reserved power
a political power independently exercisable by both federal and state governments in the same field of legislation. Concurrent power
a political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers Limited government
an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Separation of powers
is the part of the United States government that creates laws Legislative branch
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws Executive branch
the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice. Judicial branch
counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups. Checks and balances
a minor change in a document. Amendment
To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature. repeal
A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers. cabinet

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Foundations of American Government Crossword

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The governing body of a nation, state, or community government
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. constitution
government by a dictator dictatorship
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives: democracy
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government state
Supreme power or authority sovereign
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national government. unitary government
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system. federal government
the principle that sovereignty should be divided between the federal government and the states especially as expressed by the Constitution of the U.S. division of powers
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. majority rule
freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance free enterprise system
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: ratification
a compromise reached between the northern and southern states of the U.S. in 1787. Three-Fifths Compromise
a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people popular sovereignty
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government. limited government
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. separation of powers
counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups. checks and balances
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional judicial review
a often capitalized :the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent federalism
a :the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution amendment
a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1–10, and in all state constitutions. Bill of Rights
powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in expressed powers
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted in writing implied powers
The clause in United States Constitution’s Article VI, stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the “supreme law of the land.” Chief Justice John Marshall interpreted the clause to mean that the states may not interfere with the functioning of the federal government and that federal law prevails over an inconsistent state law. Supremacy Clause
Any of several agreements, comparable to treaties, between states of the United States interstate compact

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