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governor
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constitution
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capital
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Government Terms Crossword

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Description

the central government has all the power unitary
a group of countries/states join together to serve a purpose confederation
power is divided between the cental and regional government federal
ONE RULER who has umlimite power, citizens have no choice in ruler -no elections are held autocratic
small group of people/leaders only answer to each other/no one outside the selected group can be a ruler -no citizen participation oligarchic
citizens(voters)of the country have the power because they vote for the ruler -citizens can be elected democratic
a country ruled by the people democracy
all people vote on all laws direct democracy
a democracy where the people vote direcly for the leader presidential
a democracy where the people vote for legislaturs parliamentary
a government based on religion theocracy
form of government that is autocratic;government makes all the decisions;people have no freedom or rights(CUBA) communist
a country ruled by a king or queen monarchy
one ruler has power over all the people dictatorship
has no government at all anarchy
law making body legislature
a member of a community that has political rights and responsibilities citizen
a document setting out the structure and main principles of a government consitution
the ability to get things done power
is an opinion to do so vote

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

U.S. Government Crossword

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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

27 Amendments Crossword

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Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

General Knowledge Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

Needs to be a US citizen for at least 9 years and over the age 30 Senate
The elected head of a republican state. President
The _____ __ _______________ is granted by the Constitution the power to impeach an elected official House Of Representatives
When an __________ is proposed by Congress, it takes two-and-a-half years for it to be ratified. Amendment
If you are born in the United States you automatically gain _________ of the country. Citizenship
It is also called the Legislative Branch and is made of two parts: House of Representatives and The Senate Congress
Someone who helps the president conduct his duties Vice President
A group of people who decide the verdict of a court case. Jury
Indicates a system of government in which the power is divided by constitutional right between national and local units of government. Federalism
Deals with disputes between people which can be compensated. Civil Law
The leader of a state or province. Governer
Protects certain values. such as life or property. Criminal Law
Leads the Judicial Branch of the United States Federal Government. Supreme Court
A form of government with roles and powers given, limited by the law, written in a constitution. Limited Government
A legal statement that suggests that no one is above the law and governmental decisions must be made only by applying legal knowledge. Rule of Law
Limits the power of the federal government and guarantee citizens of the United States certain rights. Bill of Rights
The leader of the ___________ Branch is the President of the United States. Executive
Occupies a central position as the chief, policy-making, and representative organ of the United Nations. General Assembly
In elections we ____ for people who are going to represent us in the government. Vote
Voting used for electing representatives in the United States. Plurality

Bill of Rights Crossword

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Description

A trail determined by your peers. Trail by jury
A group of people gathering in one place for a common purpose; meeting Assembly
U.S. citizens have the right to a fair and speedy trail Amendment six
Weapons (Guns) Arms
Formal written request Petition
Faith; Belief Religion
Feedom of Speech, Religion, Petition, Assembly and Press Amendment one
U.S. citizens have a right to trail by jury Amendment seven
The central government of a federation Federal Government
U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms Amendment two
The persecution of a person twice for the same offense Double Jeopardy
Freedom; Independence Liberty
reasonable "cause" to arrest someone Probable cause
A person's personal belongings Property
U.S. citizens may have rights not listed in the constitution Amendment nine
penalize; a form of disciplining someone Punishment
The government may not force U.S. citizens to shelter soldiers in their homes amendment three
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted amendment eight
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people amendment ten
Residence home

27 amendments Crossword

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Description

Freedom of speech, assembly First
Right to trial by jury Seventh
Cannot be searched without warrant Fourth
No excessive bails Eighth
Double jeopardy is forbidden Fifth
Fair and speedy trial Sixth
Powers granted to states and people Tenth
Citizenship rights Fourteenth
Right to vote regardless of race Fifthteenth
Shortened period of time between federal elections Twentieth
No quartering of troops Third
No slavery Thirteenth
State cannot sue a citizen in another state Eleventh
Term limits on presidents Twentysecond
Vote for president and VP on same ballot Twelfth
Members salaries cant be collected until after federal election Twentyseventh
Procedures after presidents death Twentyfive
Direct election of senate Seventeenth
18 can vote Twentysix
No poll taxes Twentyfour
D.C are granted 3 electoral votes Twentythird
Congress collects taxes Sixteenth
Bans alcohol Eighteenth
Repeals prohibition Twentyone
No denial of constitutional rights Ninth
Woman can vote Ninteenth
Right to bear arms Second

US History Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

major ideas found in the US Constitution of limiting the power to tax and right to a fair trial Magna Carta
foundation for American government for freedoms such as freedom of speech and a trial by jury English Bill of Rights
written mostly by Jefferson to list the grievances against Great Britain and to declare independence from Great Britain DOI
Gave freedom to the slaves in all of the states 13th Amendment
required states to give citizenship to all citizens born in the US 14th Amendment
gave African American men the right to vote 15th Amendment
created a graduated income tax 16th Amendment
provided a direct election of senators 17th Amendment
gave women the right to vote 19th Amendment
ended poll taxes 24th Amendment
the right of 18 years old to vote 26th Amendment
document, which formed the first government of the US near the end of the American Revolution. States had more power than the national government. AOC
a document outlining the basic form and rules of the US government US Constitution
essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to support the ratification of the Constitution Federalist Papers
first 10 amendments to the Constitution guaranteeing individual liberties and due process Bill of Rights
peace plan issued by Wilson that called for freedom of the seas, reduction of armaments, and end to secret diplomacy. Important part was the creation of the League of Nations a national peaces organiz Fourteen Points
treaty that ended WW2. Was extremely harsh on Germany Treaty of Versailles
Declaration by Truman to economically assist any country fighting communism after WW2. The declaration marked the beginning of the Containment Policy Truman Doctrine

AP Gov Chapter 4: State and Local Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Political Unit that has the authority to govern itself State
Assigned or given to the federal government Delegated Power
Group of state who UNITED themselves under A SINGLE government United States
What type of power is set aside for the states? Reserved
What power is given to both state and federal government? Concurrent
What legislature is made up of two chambers that share control of congress? Bicameral
State Law Makers Legislators
What a state is when it's divided for the legislative branch District
Head of states executive branch Governor
Different dvisions (groups) in the executive branch that help the governor, govern Departments
"Law of land" State constitution
States process to allow laws to be drafted Initiative
Way for citizens to vote on a law that is already passed Referendum
Basic support structure of a state Infrastructure
Federal money given to a state by the federal government (THINK OF COLLEGE) Grants
Makes rules about activities of people such as doctors, dentists teachers etc. Regulations
AP Gov king Corcoran

Judicial Branch Crossword

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Crossword
Description

People or things that can prove one side’s version of what happened evidence
The document that created the judicial branch Constitution
Asking an appellate court to review a case appeal
Type of case about someone accused of committing a crime criminal
Court system that deals with United States laws federal
Court system that deals with state laws state
Type of case relating to peoples’ rights civil
Group of people that decides a case after hearing the evidence jury
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
the court of last resort supreme court
The Supreme Court’s power to decide what is constitutional judicial review
The lowest court in the federal system district court
minority opinion dissenting
Term used to protect the rights of individuals due process
False accusations in writting libel
An opinion in the supreme court that emphasizes the majority concurrent
Practice of spying for a foreign power espionage
The review by the supreme court of a decision made by a lower court certiorari
Supreme court Chief Justice John Roberts
The right to remain silent self-incrimination