Type
Crossword
Description

A group of people that govern a community Government
Central and Local have to share powers Federal Government
Power lies in the local government Confederate
A system of government in which one person holds unlimited powers; dictatorship Autocracy
Government by select few Oligarchy
The country is considered a "public matter" and not private Republic
The prime minister in the gov. system is chosen by legislature Parlimentary
The people have the power and can voice their opinion on gov. matter Democratic Government
The central government has all the power Unitary Government
A democratic and republic government where the head of gov leads the executive branch Presidential System
The authority and influence of law in society Rule of law
Controlling body whose power exists only wihtin pre-defined limits Limited Government
Type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officals Representative Democracy
A view of the persons' morals or political obligations Social Contract Theory
People decide on policy in initiatives directly Direct Democracy
Has a strong central power and limited political freedoms Authoritarianism Government

WHO RULES Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

CENTRAL SUPREME GOVERNMENT WHICH HOLD AUTHORITY AND MAKES DECISIONS UNITARY
GOV IN WHICH SOVEREIGN STATES DELEGATES POWER TO A CENTRAL GOV FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES CONFEDERAL
A SYSTEM THAT DIVIDES UP POWER BETWEEN A STRONG NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND SMALLER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FEDERAL
ONE PERSON WITH ABSOLUTE POWER AUTOCRACY
SMALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE HAVING CONTROL OF A COUNTRY OLIGARCHY
POWER VESTED IN THE PEOPLE WHO RULE DIRECTLY OR THROUGH FREELY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES DEMOCRATIC
PEOPLE DECIDE POLICY INITIATIVES DIRECTLY DIRECT DEMOCRACY
TYPE OF DEMOCRACY THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENTING GROUP OF PEOPLE REPRESENTATIVE
TYPE OF DEMOCRACY WHERE ITS CITIZENS ENTITLED TO VOTE AND ELECT REPUBLIC
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBILICAN SYSTEM OF GOV WHERE A HEAD OF GOV LEADS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH PRESIDENTIAL
THE PARTY WITH THE MOST REPRESENTATIVES IN THE PARLIAMENT FORMS THE GOVERNMENT AND LEADERS BECOME PRIME MINISTERS OR CHANCELLOR PARLIAMENTARY

Systems & Philosophies of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Federal government has supreme authority and no other government bodies can challenge it. Unitary Government
An alliance of independent states creates a central government of very limited power; the members states have supreme authority over all matters except those few which have been expressly delegated to the central government. Confederate Government
A federal government is a system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments. federal government
A system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting. Democracy
A system of government by one person with absolute power. autocracy
a Small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution oligarchy
A presidential system is a democratic and republican system of government where a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch Presidential System
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch parliamentary system
Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly Direct Democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people Representative democracy
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch. republic
A theory or model that originated during the Age of Enlightenment social contract theory
Where the government is empowered by law from a starting point of having no power limited government
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws Rule of law

Government Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

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

Types of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of democracy where citizens elect leaders to represent them in government Representative
A small group that rules a country after taking it by force Junta
One person has all the power Autocracy
Type of democracy where citizens are involved in day-to-day government Direct
Recognizes God as the ultimate authority in government and law Theocracy
One leader has absolute control over citizens' lives Dictatorship
Citizens hold the political power Democracy
A small group of people has all the power Oligarchy
People are not subject to any nation or government Anarchy
A king or queen rules the country monarchy

Unit 6 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The total value of goods produced and services provided in a country during one year. GDP
An economic system in which economic decisions and the pricing of goods and services are guided solely by the aggregate interactions of a country's individual citizens and businesses. Market Economy
A form of government run by a small number of people such as wealthy landowners, royalty or powerful military figures. Oligarchy
Economic system in which traditions, customs, and beliefs help shape the goods and the services the economy produces, as well as the rules and manner of their distribution. Traditional Economy
Power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives. Democracy
A system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments Federal
An economic system combining private and public enterprise Mixed Economy
A person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so. Entreprenuer
Democratic form of government in which the party with the greatest representation in the parliament forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor. Parlimentary Democracy
An economy in which production, investment, prices, and incomes are determined centrally by a government. Command Economy
Goods that are used in producing other goods, rather than being bought by consumers. Capital Goods
The skills, knowledge, and experience possessed by an individual or population, viewed in terms of their value or cost to an organization or country. Human Capital
A system of government where a head of government is also head of state and leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch. Presidental Democracy
Government has power over everything. Unitary
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain. Natural Resources
A group of states that are joined together by a central government that has limited powers of authority Confederate
a system of government by one person with absolute power. Autocracy

Ch. 1 American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

territory is defined by this Borders
a recognized organization Institution
makes laws and frames Public Policy Legislative
ability and prevent action Power
number of characteristics in the State Four
what is the basis of government and politics Society
Ethnic term Nation
geographic term Country
legal term State
everything the government decides to do Public Policy
what three things do the three Government Branches have in common Law
pure democracy Direct democracy
One person hold ultimate political power Dictatorship
System based on religious laws Theocracy
Law executing Executives
Body of people Population
how many steps are involved in the process of politics Three
the power and make and enforce without the consent of higher authority Sovereignty
How many things are the government responsible to do Six
What does the government establishes Justice
government insures domestic Tranquility
what type of democracy did the founding father institution Indirect
totalitarian Authoritarian
"Government of the people, by the people" Gettysburg Address
"we the people" Constitution
constitution Preamble
government conducted only by the people Democracy
theory that God created the state sovereign DivineRightOfKings
might makes right SocialContract
one person or small group claimed control over territory Forcetheory

Social Studies Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The ______ Is the United States leader President
Leader of Australia Prime Minister
Two types of this government: direct and representative Democracy
Hitler belived in ______ Communism
From the greek word oligarkhia Oligarchy
Central government has most power Unitary
Shares power equally between City, State, Country, etc. Federal
God is considered highest ruler Theocracy
Citizens have the rights to elect and impeach anyone Republic
States citizen's freedoms Constitution
Figurehead/ King, Queen, Etc. Monarchy
Legislative body of a parlimentary democracy. Parliment
Ruled by one Autocracy
Government controls citizen's lives through force Dictatorship
Monarch has unlimited power Absolute Monarchy

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

Government/Economic Systems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Citizens hold political power Democracy
King or Queen rule the country Monarchy
Where the economy is completely controlled by the government. Command Economy
A system which people own their own businesses and property Market
There are no representatives leading the country. Direct Democracy
USA is an example of this type of democracy Representative Democracy
A law making body Government
A government where one person has all the power Autocracy
One leader has absolute control over citizens lives. Dictatorship
religious rule Theocracy
small group of people that have all the power Oligarchy
Nobody is in conrol Anarchy
small group of people usually military who rule a country after taking it over. junta
The monarch has all the power, and had the final say over the government. Absolute monarchy
A monarch that shares power with other parts of the government and are subject to the country's constitution Constitutional Monarchy