Type
Crossword
Description

The central government and states share powers. Federalism
To reduce a judicial sentence to one less severe. Commute
A states constitution is the highest ___ in the state, but it may not clash with the U.S. constitution. Law
A serious crime that results usually in prison time. Felony
Person accusing someone committing a crime. Plaintiff
Keeps track of the states money State Treasurer
What regulates how state/local government spend and raise money? State Constitution
The release of a prisoner temporarily. Parole
Conducts elections, business licensing, ensures the business of the state is right. State Secretary
States must contribute some of their own money. Congress
One house. Unicameral legislature
Congress the "Supreme law of the land". Supremacy clause
Action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error. Pardon
Minor wrong doing. Misdemeanor
Two houses. Bicameral legislature
Head of a state of the U.S. Governer
Person being sued. Defendant
Allows states to maintain a military. National guard
Powers both federal and state have. Concurrent powers
A case involving a person suing another person. civil case

U.S. Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Origins of American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Consisting of two houses Bicameral
A charter agreed to by King John of England that granted nobles certain rights and restricted the King's powers Magna Carta
A colony that was based on a grant of land by the English monarch to a proprietor, or owner, in exchange for a yearly payment Proprietary Colony
Colonies based on a grant of land by the British crown to a company or a group of settlers Charter Colonies
An alliance formed in 1643 by the Plymouth, Connecticut, Massachussetts Bay, and New Haven colonies in order to defend themselves from threats posed by Native Americans and by settlers from near by Dutch colonies New England Confederation
First Plan for uniting the colonies, proposed by Benjamin Franklin Albany Plan of Union
Law passed by English parliament that required a government tax stamp on paper goods and all legal documents Stamp Act
A meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to respond to the abuses of authority by the British government First Continental Congress
A declaration of citizen's rights issued by the Virginia Convention Virginia Declaration of Rights
The document that created the first central government for the United States. It was replaced by the Constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
Formally approved Ratified
Legislation passed by Congress to establish a plan for settling the North West territory Northwest Ordinance
Delegates of Constitutional Convention who developed the framework for the government and wrote the Constitution Framers
The plan for government in which the national government would have supreme power and a legislative branch would have two houses with represenatives determined by state population Virginia Plan
A proposal to create a unicameral legislature with equal representation of states instead or representation by population New Jersey Plan
An agreement worked out at the Constitutional Convention established that a states population would determine representation in the lower house of legislature, while each state would have equal representation in the upper house Great Compromise
Group of people who supported the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and a strong national government Federalist
Group of people who opposed the adoption of the Constitution Anti-Federalists
The pen name that the framers Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay used when writing the Federalist Papers Publius
The first ten ammendments to the U.S. Constitution concerning basic individual liberties Bill of Rights

civics terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

who is in charge of the executive branch? President
How many U.S. Senators are there? one hundred
We elect a President for how many years? four
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? nine
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? eighteen
What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? the Bill of Rights
Who approves supreme court justices The senate
The legislative branch is also known as Congress
a group of people that make laws legislature
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments charter
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses bicameral
to vote approval of ratify
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states federalism
the branch of government that carries out laws executive branch
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals circuit
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun district court
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president Electoral College
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it filibuster

The Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Division of power between the national and state governments Federalism
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution Bill of Rights
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws Legislative
Branch of government that carries out the laws Executive
Branch of government that interprets the law Judicial
A change to the constitution Amendment
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government Preamble
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution founding fathers
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states Virginia plan
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states New Jersey plan
Head of executive branch President
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship Naturalization
Power of the president to sign any bill into law Ratify
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper Elastic clause
2 house legislature Bicameral
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government Checks and balances
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land supremacy clause
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights citizen
Going against the constitution unconstitutional
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president Electoral college
Wanted a strong central government Federalists
Wanted more power for the states and less for government Antifederalists

The Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it. sevenarticles
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over strictinterpretation
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation slander
enforce laws executive
provides framework for government in united states states supremelaw
government can’t take property without pay eminentdomain
printed lies libel
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the nationalsupremecy
first ten amendments billofrights
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods religion
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection ratification
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature amendingprocess
amendment one, freedom of speech
makes laws legislative
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. popularsovereignty
opening on the constitution preamble
national and state government work together federalism
laws apply to all rule of law
amendment two, the right to bear arms
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. grandjury

Creamy Crossword Pot

Type
Crossword
Description

The legislature in a city government. City Council
To cancel an act or law. Repeal
To make into a law. Enact
A committe that works on bills between sessions. Interim Committee
The act of making or enacting laws. Legislation
The process of passing legislation. Enactment
The executive head of state in the U.S Governor
A state official that is second in rank to the Governor. Lieutenant Governor
Money for investment. Capital
Funds reserved for a specific use. Appropriations
A minor crime. Misdemeanor
A serious or violent crime. Felony
The highest judicial court in the county or state. Supreme Court
Pertaining to young people. Juvienile
A trial court in the Georgia court system; hears both civil and criminal cases. Superior Court
The current office holder. Incumbent
The ability or right to control people or things. Power
A person from a legislature district. Constituent
An accounting period that is one year. Fiscal year
An elected or appointed member of a senate. Senator
A person elected to act and speak for others. Representatives
Failing to do what law or duty requires. Delinquent
A government in which citizens rule together through elected representatives. Republic
Income received by the government through taxes. Revenue
A constitutional right to reject a decision. Veto

The United States Constitution Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

AP GOV CHAPTER 3 VOCAB Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A concept of federalism in which national, state, and local governments interact cooperatively and collectively to solve common problems, rather than making policies separately Coperative Federalism
A grant from a central government that a local authority can allocate to a wide range of services Block Grants
Issued by the United States Congress, which may be spent only for narrowly defined purposes. They are the main source of federal aid to state and local government, can be used only for specific purposes and for helping education or categories of state and local spending Categorical Grants
A political arrangement in which power is divided between the federal and state governments in clearly defined terms, with state governments exercising those powers accorded to them without interference from the federal government Dual Federalism
A statement in the U.S. Constitution granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers Elastic Clause
A list of items found in the Constitution that set forth the authority of Congress Enumerated Powers
Legal process whereby an alleged criminal offender is surrendered by the officials of one state to officials of the state in which the crime is alleged to have been committed Extradition
Constitutional arrangement whereby power is distributed between a central government and sub divisional governments Federalism
The pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system; it is the cornerstone of the national government's relations with state and local governments Fiscal Federalism
Federal categorical grants distributed according to a formula specified in legislation or in administrative regulations Formula Grants
Clause in the Constitution, requiring each state to recognize the civil judgments rendered by the courts of the other states and to accept their public records and acts as valid Full Faith and Credit
Powers inferred from the express powers that allow Congress to carry out its functions Implied Powers
Requirements that direct states and local governments to provide additional services under the threat of penalties or as a condition of the receipt of federal grant money Mandates
Congress appropriates a certain amount of money based on an application Project Grants
The clause in Article VI of the Constitution that the following were the supreme law of the land: the Constitution, laws of the National Government, and treaties. McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) was settled by this Supremacy Clause

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" Six
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution BillofRights
A major source of income for the government incometax
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
changes made to the Constitution Amendments
This Article outlines how laws are made one
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution Seven
This Article explains how Amendments are made Five
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President Two
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law" Three
There are Seven of these in the Constitution Articles
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President Executive
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court Judicial
The branch of government that houses Congress Legislative