Type
Crossword
Description

system of rules conducted by government laws
doing the right thing even when nobodys looking integrity
when he/she is sympathetic of the dificulties of others and wants to help compassion
when someone treats others fairly/equally justice
open and truthful honesty
differece between right and wrong morality
spells out the principles by which the gov't operates constitution
system of moral principles ethics
body of legal rules that have been made by judges common law
a decision that is based on future decisions precedent
written enactment of a legislative authority statutes
the legislative body of a country or state legislature
violation of the constitution unconstitutional
the body of law that regulates the operation and procedures of government agencies administrative law

Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The constitutional power of the chief executive of a state or nation to prevent or delay the enactment of legislation passed by the legislature; reject Veto
A formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement Treaty
In violation of the requirements of the constitution of a nation or state. Unconstitutional
Process by which overtime many changes have been made in the Constitution which have not involved any changes in its written words Informal Amendment
A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central government and regional or sub-divisional governments Federalism
Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. Judicial Review
Separate parts of a legal document that deals with a single subject Articles
An international agreement, usually regarding routine administrative matters not warranting a formal treaty, made by the executive branch of the US government without ratification by the Senate. Executive Agreement
A custom whereby presidential appointments are confirmed only if there is no objection to them by the senators from the appointee's state, especially from the senior senator of the president's party from that state. Senatorial Courtesy
A body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. Electoral College
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
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
Proposing an amendment, which can be done by either both chambers of Congress, passing it by a two-thirds vote or by two-thirds of the states requesting a convention be held to consider amendments Formal Amendment
An article added to the US Constitution. Amendment
An introductory statement; especially : the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law Preamble
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies Separation of Powers
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship. Bill of Rights
Of or relating to an established set of principles governing a state. Constitutional
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. Rule of Law

Foundations of American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

State and local government crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the governing body of a nation, state, or community goverment
the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center. Capital
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
the highest judicial court in a country or state. supreme court
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death Felony
the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality power
make a law enact
income from taxes and fees Revenue
a city with its own government municipality
the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. probation
A minor wrong doing misdemeanor
a permanent committee that meets regularly. standing committee
general assembly is the legislative branch of the state government. In most states it comprises two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives . General assembly
Officially order to return to a place Recall
The element head of a city,town,or other municipality Mayor
laws, considered collectively. Legislation
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. Unconstitutional
The lower house of the United States Congress. With 435 popularly elected officials, the House (as it is often called) is the most representative body in the federal government. House of Representatives
The division of power among the three branches of government Separation of power
Currently holding office Incumbent
A municipal body having legislative and administrative powers City Council
a member of a senate. Senator
The head of the executive branch of the state government Governor
propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award. Nominate
the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. appropriations

The United States Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Unit 1: Government Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Government, All countries have some iteration of this concept
Principle, The United States is built off of these
Consent of the Governed, Permission of the people
Limited Government, Power influenced by the people
Rule of Law, Everyone must follow the laws and receive equal punishment
Democracy, Government picked by the people
Representative Government, Represents the people
Magna Carta, A document constituting a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges
Charters of the Virginia Company of London, An English joint stock company established in 1606 by royal charter by King James I with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America
Virginia Declaration of rights, A document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men including the right to reform or abolish "inadequate" government
Declaration of Independence, The statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on 4 July 1776 which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain
Articles of Confederation, The first constitution of the United States ( November 15, 1777)
Virginia statute of religious freedom, A statement about both freedom of conscience and the principle of separation of church and state. Written by Thomas Jefferson and passed by the Virginia General Assembly on January 16, 1786
Constitution of Virginia, The document that defines and limits the powers of the state government and the basic rights of the citizens of the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia
United States Constitution, A document that embodies the fundamental laws and principles by which the United States is governed.
Preamble, The introductory part of a statute or deed, stating its purpose, aims, and justification
Amend, To modify formally, as a legal document or legislative bill

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

Civics & Econ: Structure of Government Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Someone who is an advocate of the federal system of government. Federalism
Powers that are specifically named in the constitution. Expressed Power
Powers that are not specifically named in the constitution but assumed to exist. Implied Power
The branch of government that includes the President and his cabinet. Executive Branch
The branch of government that is bicameral or has two "houses", that make laws. Legislative Branch
The branch of government that interprets the meanings of laws and includes the supreme court. Judicial Branch
The act of vesting the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers of gov. into separate bodies. Separation of Power
Someone who is a member of the legislative branch. Legislator
The highest federal court in the U.S. Supreme Court
The elected head of the republican state. President
A body of advisers of the president. Cabinet
A system of gov. where most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than elected officials. Bureaucracy
To control or supervise something by means of rules or regulations. Regulate
To establish the number of something or mention a number of things. Enuemerate
Regulation of the equality of the branches of government. Checks and Balances
The national legislative body of a country. Congress
A chosen person to act or speak for another or others. Representatives
A member of the senate. Senator
The constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law making body. Veto
To charge the holder of a public office with misconduct. Impeach

The Articles of Confederation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the right to vote suffrage
a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government constitution
official approval ratification
set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands The Ordinance of 1785
was organized to create a national government Second Continental Congress
this document made the King subject to law Magna Carta
a philosophical movement that emphasized the use of reason to examine old ideas Enlightenment
the oldest state constitution still in effect Massachusetts constitution
this state allowed women to vote when it first joined the United States New Jersey
the only way to achieve liberty was through the separatio of governmental powers Montesquieu
a social contract existed between rulers and the people they ruled Locke
Under________only free white men that owned property could vote British rule
The new national constitution Articles of Confederation
created a system for bringing in new states to the Union Northwest Ordinance of 1787
_________________ was banned in the Northwest Territory slavery
Under the Articles of Confederation there was no___________________ president
he believed in religious freedom Thomas Jefferson

Forms Of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf republic
ultimate authority rests in a single national government unitary system
small group of powerful people make most government decisions; membership based on wealth (aristocracy), family or military power oligarchy
having a president that is elected by the people for a limited term in office presidential system
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people living within a clearly defined territory state
the formal institutions and processes through which decisions are made for a group of people government
one person or small group holds unlimited power over government dictatorship
government is headed by one person, such as a king or queen who exercises spreme authority monarchy
form of gov't where citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select leaders direct democracy
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its external affairs sovereignity
king answerable only to God, not to the people he rules divine right of kings