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an approach that separates itself from direct lobbying through the act of asking the general public to contact legislators and government officials concerning the issue at hand, as opposed to conveying the message to the legislators directly. grassroots lobbying
Congress- A group of members of congress sharing some interest or charasticics. State- A system for selecting conventional delegates used in about a dozen mostly rural states in which voters must show up at a set time and attend an open meeting to express their presidential preference. caucus
Government controlled directly by citizens. Procedures in some states such as the initiative, the referendum, and the recall give voters a direct impact on policymaking and the political process by means of the voting booth and can therefore be considered forms of direct democracy. direct democracy
Federal grants given more or less automatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services. block grants
an unintentional failure to notice or do something oversight
is a trend or process whereby a large portion of the electorate abandons its previous partisan affiliation, without developing a new one to replace it. It is contrasted with realignment. dealignment
Use of the federal budget- taxes, spending, and borrowing- to influence the economy; along with monetary policy, a main tool by which the government can attempt to steer the economy. It is almost entirely determined by Congress and the president. fiscal policy
a regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a primary election general election
a type of primary election used to choose candidates who will run in the general election. In a closed primary, only voters registered for the party which is holding the primary may vote. closed primary
Ends a filibuster in the Senate motion for cloture
a political committee that can solicit and spend unlimited sums of money super pac
A way of organizing a nation so that 2 or more levels of Government have formal authority over the same land and people. It’s a system of shared power between units of government. federalism
The process where individuals in a society acquire political attitudes, views, and knowledge based on inputs from family, schools the media and others. political socialization
those specifically named in the Constitution. They are sometimes called delegated powers or enumerated powers. expressed powers
occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected, but before the successor's term begins. lame duck period
general elections in the United States that are held two years after the quadrennial (four-year) elections for the President of the United States midterm election
the privilege of sending mail without payment of postage. franking privilege
A communication by someone other than a citizen acting on her/his own behalf directed to a governmental decision maker with the hope to influencing her/his decision. lobbying
an individual's stance on a given issue, policy, or person is more likely to be strictly defined by their identification with a particular political party party polarization
Legal briefs submitted by a “friend of the court” for the purpose of influencing a court’s decision by raising additional points of view and presenting information not contained in the briefs of the formal parties. amicus curiae
A judicial philosophy in which judges play minimal policymaking roles, leaving that duty strictly to the legislatures. judicial activism
political journalism of elections that resembles coverage of horse races because of the focus on polling data, public perception instead of candidate policy, and almost exclusive reporting on candidate differences rather than similarities. horse race journalism
: Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals, particularly by cutting through bureaucratic red tape to get people what they think they have a right to her. casework
A mutually dependant and advantageous relationship between interest groups interesting in a particular policy, government agencies that administer that policy, and the congressional committees and subcommittees that handle it. issue network
a team of men and women seeking to gain office in an election political party
practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan gerrymandering
the staff that work within the white house white house staff
a strategy unique to the Senate whereby opponents of a piece of legislation use their right to unlimited debate to prevent the Senate from ever voting on a bill filibuster
regulations originating with the executive branch, method that presidents can use to control the bureaucracy executive orders
an electoral “earthquake” where new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party, critical election periods are sometimes marked by national crisis and may require more than one election to bring about a new party era critical election
federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state and local governments, businesses, colleges, and other institutions in a congressional district pork barrel spending
policies for which congress has obligated itself to pay X level of benefits to Y number of recipients entitlements
the practice of exchanging favors, especially in politics by reciprocal voting for each other's proposed legislation. logrolling
Government manipulation of the supply of money in private hands monetary policy
a constitutional doctrine that ensures states cannot enact laws that take away the constitutional rights of American citizens that are enshrined in the Bill of Rights selective incorporation
a view that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the original intent of the Framers and many conservatives support this view original intent
the legal right to vote in political elections suffrage
the pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system fiscal federalism
a writ seeking judicial review writ of certiorari
the process of taking legal action litigation
expenditures that are determined by how many eligible beneficiaries there are for a program or by previous obligations of the government and that Congress therefore cannot easily control uncontrollable spending
the belief that one’s political participation really matters and that there one vote can make a difference political efficacy
the regular pattern in which women are more likely to support Democratic candidates, in part because they tend to be less conservative than men gender gap
an electoral district that returns one office holder to a body with multiple members such as a legislature single member districts
a type of veto occurring when Congress adjourns within 10 days of submitting a bill to the president and the president simply lets the bill die by neither signing or vetoing it pocket veto
is the process of drawing United States electoral district boundaries redistricting
in elections in the United States, is a political campaign communication that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made in cooperation, consultation or concert with or at the request or suggestion of a candidate, candidate’s authorized committee or political party. independent expenditures

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Elections and Voting Crossword

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A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues. Platform
A political party that challenges the two major parties Third Parties
The right to vote Suffrage
A meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
A geographical are that contains a specific number of voters Precinct
The votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election, as opposed to electoral votes Popular Vote
Representatives from the 50 states party organizations who run a political party National Commitee
Political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money PAC
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political Machine
A number that is more than 50 percent of the total Majority
The most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the President and Vice President Electoral College
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote Ballot
A system of government in which two parties compete for power Two party system
The first election that takes place to find out who will be the candidate for that party Primary election
The recorded version of a vote Poll
Held when no candidate wins a majority Runoff
Method of voting for people who cannot go to the polls on election day Absentee voting
Topics do public interest Issue
A way for citizens to propose laws Initiative

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Political Policies Crossword Puzzle

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supported by two parties bipartisan
a temporary alliance of several groups who come together to form a working majority and so to control a government coalition
general agreement among various groups on fundamental matters; broad agreement on public questions consensus
parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times economic protest party
all of the people entitled to vote in a given election electorate
parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters ideological parties
the current officeholder incumbent
in American politics, the Republican and the Democratic parties major parties
one of the political parties not widely supported minor party
a system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices multiparty
a political system in which only one party exists one party system
government action based on firm allegiance to a political party partisanship
in American politics, the party that controls the executive branch of government—i.e., the presidency at the national level, or the governorship at the State level party in power
a society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups pluralistic society
in an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate plurality
a group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding of public office political party
parties that concentrate on only one public policy matter Single-issue parties
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office Single member district
parties that have split away from one of the major parties Splinter parties
a political system dominated by two major parties Two-party system

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Political Parties Crossword

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Of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's polices. Bipartisan
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of state. Coalition
General Agreement Consensus
Parties rooted in poor economic times, lacking a clear ideological base, dissatisfied with current conditions and demanding better times. Economic Protest Parties
All of the people entitled to vote in a given election. Electorate
Parties based on a particular set of beliefs, a comprehensive view of social, economic, and political matters. Ideological Parties
The current officeholder. Incumbent
In America politics, the Republican and the Democratic Parties Major Parties
One of the political parties not widely supported. Minor Party
A system in which several major and many lesser parties exist, seriously compete for, and actually win, public offices. Multiparty
A political system in which only one party exists. One Party System
Government action based on firm allegiance to a political party. Partisanship
In America politics the party in power is the party that controls the executive branch of government- i.e., the presidency at the national level, or the governorship at the State Level Party In Power
A society which consists of several distinct cultures and groups. Pluralistic Society
In an election, the number of votes that the leading candidate obtains over the next highest candidate. Plurality
A group of persons who seek to control government through the winning of elections and the holding public office. Political Party
Party that concentrate on only on public policy matter. Single Issue Parties
Electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office. Single Member District
Parties that have split away from one of the major parties. Splinter Parties
Prejudice in favor of a particualr cause. Partisanship

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The Electoral Process Crossword

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The process of candidate selection in an electoral system Nomination
The regularly scheduled election at which voters make a final selection of officeholders General Election
As a nominating device, a group of like-minded people who meet to select the candidates they will support in an upcoming election Caucus
An election held within a party to pick that party's candidates for the general election Direct primary
A party nominating election in which only declared party members can vote Closed primary
A party nominating election in which any qualified voters can take part Open primary
A voting process in which voters recieve a long ballot containing the names of all contenders, ragardless of party, and can vote however the choose Blanket primary
Provisions made to those unable to get to their regular polling places on election day Absentee Voting
The effect of a strong candidate running for an office at the top of the ballot helping to attract voters Coattail Effect
The smallest unit of election administation: a voting district Precinct
A place where the voters who live in certain place get to vote Polling place
Device voters use to register a choice in election Ballot
Grant of money, usually from the government Subsidy
Campain money that is subject to regulations by the FEC Hard money
Money given to a state and local party organization for voting related activities Soft money
Political extension of speacial interest groups which have a major state in public policy PAC

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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

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Chapter 10 Vocabulary Crossword

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A group of citizens with similar views on public issues PoliticalParty
To select candidates to run for political office Nominate
The range of differences in such political views between parties PoliticalSpectrum
Where voting takes place Polling place
A statement of the party's views and policies on important issues Platform
A paper ballot that lists the names of the candidates Secret Ballot
Another word for voting district Precincts
The vote of the citizens of a country Popular Vote
One of the people chosen from each state and selects the president and vice president Elector
Agreement between 2 or more parites to work together Coalition
when a single political party controls the government One party system
Where voting takes place Polling Place
When a country has 2 main political parties Two party stystem
When there are more than 2 stong political parties Multi party stystem
Each part of a platform Plank
Votes cast by electors for president and vice president Electoral votes
The group of electors Electoral college
Voters may vote for the candidates of either major party Open primary
Only those voters who are registered in a particular party can vote Closed primary
The election that takes place first Primary Election
Where voters choose their leaders from the candidates General Election
When a citizen is not a member of a political party Independent voters

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U.S. Government Crossword

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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

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Social Studies Crossword Puzzle

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The right to vote Suffrage
More than 50% Majority
A legislature who elects a president and vice president Electoral college
Basic Belief Principles
Meeting of party members to conduct party business Caucus
To record or enroll formally Register
Process of voting in election Poll
A geographic area that contains a certain amount of voters Precinct
The most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
To choose a candidate from each party to run in the general election Primary election
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote Ballot
Percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter turnout rate
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office. Recall
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political machine
A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A way for citizens to propose laws Initiative
Held when no candidate wins a majority of votes in the primary Runoff
Topics of public interest Issue
Organization of individuals with broad common interests Political parties
A Person who is elected by the electoral college President
representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party National committee
The elected executive head of a state of the US. Governor

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Executive branch Crossword

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Term for president as the ceremonial head of the United States Chief of state
Term for president as vested with executive power of the United States Chief executive
Term for president as main architect of foreign policy and spokesman to other countries Chief diplomat
Term for president as commander of nation's armed forces Commander in chief
Architect of public policy and the one who sets agenda for congress Chief legislator
President as leader of his political party Chief of party
Representative of the people , working for the public interest Chief citizen
People chosen every four years who make formal selection of president and Vice President Electoral college
Communication that reach large audiences ex.television,radio,newspaper,Internet Mass media
Oath taken by president on day he takes office stating he will faithfully execute and preserve ,protect, and defend" Oath of office
Regulation issued by a chief executive , based upon constitutional authority and having force of law Executive order
Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states Treaty
Pact made by president with head of a foreign state Executive agreement
Large complex administrative structure that handles everyday business of an organization Bureaucracy
Also called cabinet departments , traditional units of federal administration Executive departments
Head of department of justice Attorney general
Release from punishment or legal consequences of a crime by the president or a governor Pardon
All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs Domestic affairs
Nations relationship with other countries Foreign affairs
A refusal to become generally involved in affairs to rest of world Isolationism
When House of Representatives give formal charges against a public official Impeach
Find not guilty of charge Acquit
Lying under oath Perjury
President takes no action over a bill for 10 days Pocket veto
Rejection by president of a bill Veto
Official who leads an executive department Secretary

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Political Parties Crossword

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A party conclave held in the purpose of nominating a presidential and vice presidential ticket and adopting a platform. National Convention
Institutional collection of policy-oriented researchers and academics who are sources of policy ideas. Think-Tank
The virtually unregulated money funded through political parties under the auspice of party building. Soft Money
Funds that can be used for direct electioneering but that are limited and regulated by the Federal Elections Commission. Hard Money
A citizen's personal affinity for a political party, usually expressed by his or her tendency to vote for the candidate of that party. Party Identification
A group that seeks to elect candidates to public office. Political Party
A primary where voters directly select the candidates who will run for office. Direct Primary
One of the institutions that keep the party operating between conventions. The national committee is composed of representatives from the states and territories. National Committee
An organization maintained by a political party to raise funds to support its own candidates in congressional elections. Congressional Campaign Committee
Appointed by the DNC or the RNC as head of the party. National Chairman
National party leaders who automatically get a delegate slot at the Democratic national party convention. Super-Delegates
An election system in which the candidate with the most votes wins. Winner-Take-All-System
Well organized political organization that controls election results by awarding jobs and other favors in exchange for votes. Political Machine
A political organization within the Democratic Party in New York city (late 1800's and early 1900's) seeking political control by corruption and bossism. Tammany Hall
(politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support. Patronage
An electoral system in which the winner is the person who gets the most votes, even if he or she does not receive a majority; used in almost all American elections. Plurality System
A private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office (Iowa Caucus). Caucus
The channels through which people's concerns become political issues on the government's policy agenda. In the United States, linkage institutions include elections, political parties, interest groups, and the media. Linkage Institutions
When losers in the political game continue to support the system, even when the system is against their ideology. Loyal Opposition
The party not in power. Out Party
When popular support switches from one party to another. Realignment
Began in 1792. The federalist party and its opposing republican party competed for control of the presidency. Republican party was made because people saw the federalists as gaining too much power. First Party System
A period in American political history between 1828 and 1854 and saw rising levels in votes and the major parties were he Democratic led by Jackson and the Whigs led by Clay. Second Party System
A coalition forged by the Democrats, who dominated American politics from the 1930s the the 1960s. Its basic elements were the urban working class, ethnic groups, Catholics and Jews, the poor, Southerners, African Americans, and intellectuals. New Deal Coalition
The practice of rewarding supporters with government jobs. Jackson made this practice famous for the way he did it on a wide scale. Spoils System
The group of people whose job it is to carry out the work of the government. Civil Service

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