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sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it. sevenarticles
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over strictinterpretation
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation slander
enforce laws executive
provides framework for government in united states states supremelaw
government can’t take property without pay eminentdomain
printed lies libel
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the nationalsupremecy
first ten amendments billofrights
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods religion
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection ratification
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature amendingprocess
amendment one, freedom of speech
makes laws legislative
is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. popularsovereignty
opening on the constitution preamble
national and state government work together federalism
laws apply to all rule of law
amendment two, the right to bear arms
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. grandjury

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civics terms Crossword

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who is in charge of the executive branch? President
How many U.S. Senators are there? one hundred
We elect a President for how many years? four
What is the highest court in the United States? Supreme Court
How many justices are on the Supreme Court? nine
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President? eighteen
What is the supreme law of the land? Constitution
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? the Bill of Rights
Who approves supreme court justices The senate
The legislative branch is also known as Congress
a group of people that make laws legislature
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments charter
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses bicameral
to vote approval of ratify
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states federalism
the branch of government that carries out laws executive branch
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals circuit
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun district court
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president Electoral College
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it filibuster

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Government Crossword

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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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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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Foundations of American Government Crossword

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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

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US History Crossword Puzzle

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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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Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

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_____ is a act of official confirmation ratification
______ is a place where weapons are stored arsenal
_______ was lands narrowest of the Appalachians, covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Territory
_______ was an impose or raise of tax levy
_______ is a country or nation in which people elect representatives to govern republic
these people helped create the U.S. Consitution founders
_____ was a proposal for a legislature in which each state would have one vote New Jersey Plan
_____ was a prominent adviser to the Constitutional Convention James Madison
____ is the government department that interprets laws Judicial Branch
______ is the government department that makes laws Legislative branch
_______ are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights
_________ is an addition to a document amendment
__________ were people who supported ratification of the Constitution Federalists
_____________ is a system in which more than one half of a group holds the power to make decisions binding the entire group Majority rule
__________ is a system of government in which power is shared between the national (or federal) government and the states Federalism

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Ap Gov Chapter 2 Part 1 Crossword

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Anti-Federalists rose up as the opponents of the Constitution during the period of ratification. They opposed the Constitution's powerful centralized government, arguing that the Constitution gave too much political, economic, and military control. They instead advocated a decentralized governmental structure that granted most power to the states Anti-Federalists
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade) Articles of Confed.
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
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power Checks and Balances
Compromise agreement by states at the Constitutional Convention for a bicameral legislature with a lower house in which representation would be based on population and an upper house in which each state would have two senators. Connecticut Comp.
The idea that government derives its authority by sanction of the people. Consent of the Governed
"The supreme law of the land." Written in 1787 at Philadelphia Convention to replace Articles of Confederation and create stronger central government. Outlines structure & power of 3 branches of national government. Oldest written constitution still in use (but amended 27 times plus myriad informal amendments). U.S Constitution
1776 statement, issued by the Second Continental Congress, explaining why the colonies wanted independence from Britain. Declaration of Ind.
A constitutional amendment originally introduced in Congress in 1923 and passed by Congress in 1972, stating that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Despite public support, the amendment failed to acquire the necessary support from three-fourths of the state legislatures. Equal Rights Amend.
Interest groups arising from the unequal distribution of property or wealth that James Madison attacked in Federalist Paper No. 10. Today's parties or interest groups are what Madison had in mind when he warned of the instability in government caused by these. Factions

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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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U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" Six
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution BillofRights
A major source of income for the government incometax
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
changes made to the Constitution Amendments
This Article outlines how laws are made one
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution Seven
This Article explains how Amendments are made Five
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President Two
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law" Three
There are Seven of these in the Constitution Articles
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President Executive
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court Judicial
The branch of government that houses Congress Legislative

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Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

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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

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