New Republic Vocabulary Crossword Activity

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Jan 29, 2017
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your take on an idea interpret
New powers to deport foreigners as well as making it harder for new immigrants to vote. Alien Act
a person who advocates a redistribution of landed property, especially as part of a social movement. agrarian
(in the US) a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government. Cabinet
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions. Compromise
something, typically money, that is owed or due. Debt
a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities.(upper class) Elite
a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities. Excise
a person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority. federalist
the act to establish or originate (an institution or organization), especially by providing an endowment. Founding
the act of taking men into a military or naval force by compulsion, with or without notice. Impressments
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. Legacy
a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering. Laissez-Faire
the power to hear a case for the first time. Original Jurisdiction
the total amount of money that a country's government has borrowed, by various means. National Debt
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts. Nationalism
the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality. Neutrality
an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. Political party
a formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party or individual candidate, in order to appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of garnering the general public's support and votes about complicated topics or issues. political platform
an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances. Precedent
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
the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. Resolution
income, especially when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature. Revenue
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. Tariff
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. Unconstitutional
administrative decisions that are directly related to all issues and activity within a nation's borders. Domestic policy
the ways a government advances its interests in world politics. Foreign Policy
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. Judicial Review

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AP Government Vocabulary - Skylar Carr Crossword

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Jan 5, 2017
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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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US History Crossword

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Jan 4, 2017
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A series of laws, passed during the presidency of John Adams at the end of the eighteenth century, that sought to restrict the public activities of political radicals who sympathized with the French Revolution and criticized Adams's Federalist policies. Alien Act
a person who advocates a redistribution of landed property, especially as part of a social movement. Agrarian
(in the US) a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government. Cabinet
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions Compromise
money that is owed or due Dept
a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities elite
a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities excise
someone who wanted the ratification of the constituition Federalist
establish or originate (an institution or organization) founding
to give or provide the meaning interpret
refers to the act in which men were captured and forced into naval service. impressments
an amount of money or property left to someone in a will legacy
abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market. laissezfaire
a court has the power to hear a case for the first time originaljurisdiction
the total amount of money that a country's government has borrowed, by various means. nationaldept
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts nationalism
the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict neutrality
an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. Politicalparty
a formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party or individual candidate politicalplatform
an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances precedent
a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives republic
a firm decision to do or not to do something resolution
a state's annual income from which public expenses are met revenue
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports. tariff
not in accordance with a political constitution unconstitutional
administrative decisions that are directly related to all issues and activity within a nation's borders domesticpolicy
a government's strategy in dealing with other nations foreignpolicy
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. judicialreview

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Civics vocab Crossword

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Oct 3, 2016
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a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election Candidate
the governing body of a nation, state, or community Government
is a formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party or individual candidate, in order to appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of garnering the general public's support and votes about complicated topics or issues Party Platform
an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office Political Party
a system of politics and government. It is usually compared to the legal system, economic system, cultural system, and other social systems Political System
the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community Society
a person or group besides the two primarily involved in a situation, especially a dispute Third Party
a party system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government Two Party System
a formal discussion on a particular topic in a public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward Debate
a formal and organized process of electing or being elected, especially of members of a political body Election
a quality or accomplishment that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity Qualifications
An organized group that tries to influence the government to adopt certain policies or measures Interest Group
seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue Lobbying
he main means of mass communication (especially television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet) regarded collectively Media
a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause Petition
a nonprofit organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive and complex issues Public Agenda
the principles, often unwritten, on which social laws are based Public Policy
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view Propaganda

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The United States Government Crossword

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Mar 7, 2016
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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

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New Republic Vocab Crossword

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Jan 24, 2017
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series of laws, passed during the presidency of John Adams at the end of the eighteenth century, that sought to restrict the French Revolution and criticized Adams's Federalist policies Alien Act
Relating to or concerning the land and its ownership, cultivation, and tenure Agrarian
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
an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions Compromise
owing money to someone Debt
a firm decision to do or not to do something Elite
a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within Excise
a person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority. Federalist
establish or originate establish or originate Founding
understand as having a particular meaning or significance Inerpret
understand as having a particular meaning or significance. interpret
term is usually used in reference to Great Britain's Royal Navy impressments
something handed down from predecessor legacy
type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group members to make the decisions Laissez- Faire
abstention by governments from interfering in the workings of the free market original jurisdiction
the total amount of money that a country's government has borrowed national debt
an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries nationalism
a state not supporting either side neutrality
organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions, that seeks to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. political party
formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party or individual candidate, in order to appeal to the general public, for the ultimate purpose of garnering the general public's support political platform
earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances Precedent
person advocating or supporting republican government Republic
action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter resoultion
state's annual income from which public expenses are met revenue
tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports tariff
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. unconsitutional
are administrative decisions that are directly related to all issues and activity within a nation's borders domestic policy
government's strategy in dealing with other nations foreign policy
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act judicial review

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Political Parties Crossword

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Dec 1, 2017
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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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Government Crossword

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Sep 13, 2016
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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

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American Imperialism Crossword Puzzle

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Dec 19, 2016
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the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies imperialism
the policy or doctrine of isolating one's country from the affairs of other nations by declining to enter into alliances, foreign economic commitments, international agreements, etc., isolationism
an overthrow and thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed revolution
Queen of Hawaii, served as a symbol of Hawaiian pride Liliuokalini
any area in which one nation has power over another; i.e. - this happened to China when it was defeated by Japan spheresofinfluence
policy announced by Secretary of State, John Hay, stating all nations have equal trade access in China opendoorpolicy
Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion) principally against foreigners, boxerrebellion
news stories that are sensational and exaggerated yellowjournalism
an attachment to a resolution stating that the US did not want control of Cuba telleramendment
led the Filipino rebels who took control of Manila, capital of the Philippines EmilioAguinaldo
part of the Cuban constitution which said the US can interfere with Cuban affairs and restricted their right to make treaties plattamendment
a canal extending SE from the Atlantic to the Pacific across the Isthmus of Panama panamacanal
an addition to the Monroe Doctrine that warned of "wrong doing" by Latin American countries RooseveltCorollary
a policy Howard Taft used to protect US interests in Latin American dollardiplomacy
sent by President Wilson to capture Francisco "Pancho" Villa johnpershing

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Elections and Voting Crossword

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Nov 14, 2016
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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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US History Crossword Puzzle

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Apr 28, 2016
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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

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