Type
Crossword
Description

Powers of the government described in the constitution Delegated powers
Powers not specifically stated in the constitution Implied Powers
Removal of federal officers impeachment
Review, monitoring, and supervision over federal programs oversight
2 house congress bicameral
Number of members each state sends to the house of reps based on population apportionment
Divide into new political districts redistricting
population count every 10 years cencus
Group of people elected to serve or act upon a particular matter committee
Meeting of members of a legislative body that belong to a political party caucus
Legislative leader elected by the party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Reps majorityleader
Party leader elected by the minority party in the house minorityleader
Leader of a party in a legislative assembly floorleader
Member of congress who aids minority/majority leaders of congress whip
Manipulate the boundaries to favor one party gerrymandering
permanent committee that oversees bils that deal with specifc issues standingcommittee
Temporary committee established for a limited time and for a special purpose selectcommittee
Meeting of committees to settles arguments between two branches conferencecommittee
Powers not directly elated to the making of new laws nonlegislativepowers
a draft of a proposed law bill

Civics Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Term for the President as commander of the nation's armed forces Commander In Chief
Term for the President as head of the administration of the Federal Government Chief Administrator
Term for the President as the representative of the people, working for the public interest Chief Citizen
Term of the President as the main architect of foreign policy and spokesperson to other countries Chief Diplomat
Term of the President as monitor of the nation's economic condition Chief Economist
Term for the President as vested with the executive power of the United States Chief Executive
Term for the President as architect of Public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress Chief Legislator
Term for the President as the leader of his or her political party Chief of Party
Term of the President as the ceremonial head of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation Chief of State
A closed meeting of a party's house or senate members;also called a party conference Party Caucus
The floor leader of the party that holds the minority of seats in each House of Congress Minority Leader
Assistants to the floor leaders in the House and Senate,responsible for monitering and marshaling votes Whips
Members who heads a standing committee in a legislative body Committee Chair
Permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills in a specified subject area are referred;see select committee Standing Committee
Division of existing committee that is formed to address specific issues Subcommittee
Legislative committee created for a limited time and for some specific purpose;also known as a special committee Select Committee
Legislative committee composed of members of both houses Joint Committee
Temporary joint committee created to reconcile any differences between the two houses version of a bill Conference Committee
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives,chosen by and from the majority party in the House Speaker of the House
Members of the House and Senate picked by their parties to carry out party decisions and steer legislative action Floor Leaders

Legislative Process Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People who vote for you or in your district Constituent
Prejudice towards a certain political party. Partisanship
group made up of members from the house and the senate. joint committee
laws limiting how long a person can remain in office Term Limits
Having two legislative houses bicameralism
head of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
Person who counts and gets votes Whip
majority or minority leader in the house of reps or the senate Floor leader
Stops a filibuster Cloture
Action which stops the progression of a piece of legislation Filibuster
Highest officer of a committee Committee Chair

Chapter 5 Vocab Reflection Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

upper house of congress senate
a population count cencus
a person from a legislator's district constituent
an oddly shaped election district gerrymander
the party that has more seats in either the senate or house of representatives majority party
the party that has less seats in senate or house of representatives minority party
years of service seniority
Power that congress has specifically listed in the constitution Expressed power
power that congress has that is not specifically listed in the constitution Enumerated power
another name for enumerated power Implied power
clause in article 1 section 8 of the constitution that states that gives congress the right to make all laws 'necessary and proper' elastic clause
duty congress has besides law making non-legislative power
to accuse government officials of misconduct while in office impeach
the right senators and representatives have to send job-related mail without paying postage franking privelage
representative of an interest group that directly contacts lawmakers to influence their policy making lobbyist
the work lawyers to to help constituents with a problem casework
government projects that primarily benefit a congressperson's home state or district pork-barrel projects
lower house of congress house of rep.

Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by Constitution. necessary and proper
presidential appointments Expressed and implied powers. presidential appointments
The lower chamber of the United States Congress. house of representatives
Called into question the integrity or validity. impeach
The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped. coin and print money
A group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group. committees
Deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislative Branch
The upper chamber of the United States Congress. Senate
Clause that allows congress to extend its delegated powers. elastic clause
A legal process by which aliens become citizens. naturalization laws
A field of law, often bracketed with antitrust including government regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive business acts or practices. regulation of trade
The bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers. Congress
A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention. caucus
A formal act by which one state goes to war against another. Declare War
A body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government. cabinet
The presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. speaker of the house
The head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives. minority leader
Determines whether a person is an alien, and associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United states. regulation of immigration
Is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service. presidential appointment
The head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives. majority leader
Is more than half of the votes cast. majority votes

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

U.S Congress Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the upper house of Congress, consisting of 100 representatives senate
the lower house of Congress, consisting of 435 members house of representatives
a population count taken every 10 years census
an oddly shaped election district gerrymander
the political party to which more than 1/2 of the members belong majority party
the political party to which fewer than 1/2 of the members belong minority party
years of service used as consideration for assigning committee members seniority
a specifically stated power in the U.S Constitution expressed power
another name for expressed power enumerated power
a power not explicitly stated in the Constitution implied power
gives Congress the right to make laws necessary and proper elastic clause
congressional duties other than lawmaking non-legislative power
accusation of government official of misconduct in office impeach
requires police to bring prisoners to court writ of habeas corpus
a law that punishes a person to court bill of attainder
allows persons to be punished for an action that was not against the law when committed ex post facto law
the rights of congress to send related mail without paying postage franking privilege
representative who contacts officials to influence policy making lobbyist
the work that a lawmaker does to help constituents casework
primarily benefits a congress person's home district or state pork-barrel project
a resolution passed by Congress joint resolution
a speech used to prevent the adoption of a measure filibuster
people that seek to benefit especially through legislation. special-interest group
an additional provision added to a bill rider
a person who authorizes another to act in their behalf constituent

AP US Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes porkbarrel
a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion bill
an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures filibuster
a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose selectcommittee
response or services that Members of Congress provide to constituents who request assistance casework
senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking whips
committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill conferencecommittees
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy caucus
the head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives majorityleader
the head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives minorityleader
Those already holding office incumbents

U.S. Government Crossword

Type
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

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

Legislative Powers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

legislature that has two houses bicameral
house that has 435 members divided between the states based on population Representatives
house of 100 members with 2 elected from each state Senate
to stop or end a session of Congress adjourn
every 10 years this is conducted to determine how many districts are in each U.S. state census
term length for members of the House of Representatives two years
term length for members of the Senate six years
U.S. Representative for Iowa District #2 Dave Loebsack
redrawing district lines to favor your party in an election gerrymandering
first female senator from Iowa Joni Ernst
box in which Representatives submit proposed legislation hopper
leader of the House who submits proposed bills to the proper committee speaker
minimum number of members that must be present to conduct official action quorum
to extend a debate to delay a vote filibuster
method to stop an extended debate by limiting each speaker to 1 hour a piece cloture
powers of Congress listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution expressed
powers of Congress that COME FROM those listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution implied
clause that can stretch the powers of Congress to fit within those listed elastic
bills (laws) for raising money that MUST originate in the House of Representatives revenue
bills (laws) proposed to authorize spending money appropriation
money the U.S. owes to other countries and is constantly growing national debt
commerce between the states that is regulated by Congress in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3 of the Constitution interstate
policy powers that are shared between Congress and the president foreign
power of Congress to determine the exact path immigrants must take to citizenship naturalization