Type
Word Scramble
Description

JURISDICTION
GOVERNOR
ROYAL ASSENT
CROWN
LEGISLATION
REFERENDUM
LAW MAKING
CONCURRENT POWERS
RESIDUAL POWERS
CONSTITUTION
FEDERATION
ELECTION
BILL
GOVERNMENT
DEMOCRACY
INDICTABLE
HIGH COURT
ELECTORATE
PARLIAMENT
SECONDARY LEGISLATION

civics terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Unit 3 Legal Studies Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A government that reflects the needs of the people is said to be a ___________ government. representative
The name given to the upper house of Commonwealth Parliament. Senate
s109 of the constitution deals with areas of ________________ inconsistencies
The political party who holds a majority of seats in the lower house government
The type of power where only Commonwealth Parliament can legislate in exclusive
Areas of law-making left with the states at the time of Federation. residual
s128 outlines this process referendum
A formal written request to change the law petition
The lower house of Victorian Parliament is known as the Legislative __________ assembly
Laws may change due to a change in our morals and beliefs. This reason is referred to as changing _______ values
The principal of separation of powers involves the three powers of legislative, judicial and _________ executive
A proposed law bill
The purpose of the bill is outlined during this stage; _________ reading. second
When State Parliament pass on some of their law-making powers to Commonwealth Parliament. referral
This High Court Interpretation case involved the interpretation of s51(5) "other like services" Brislan
The Tasmanian Dam case involved the High Court interpreting s51(xxix). This section related to ________ _________ external affairs
A method individuals and groups may use to influence change when they gather in large groups demonstration
The name (abbrev) of the law reform body that investigates area of law for Victorian Parliament VLRC
Shared law-making powers of State and Commonwealth Parliament. concurrent
An example of a concurrent power marriage
An example of a residual power education
s115 prevent State Parliaments from _______ money coining
When a court makes a law, this is known as a __________? precedent
A decision of a court that must be followed by all courts lower in the same hierarchy binding
A judge may find material facts of the case that are different, and therefore is not bound to follow a precedent. distinguishing
The binding part of a judge's statement is the ratio _____________ decidendi
Judges opinion/Things said by the way obiter dictum
When the Governor-General or Governor sign off on a bill after it has passed through both house of parliament. royal assent
Rights that are explicitly written in the constitution express
Freedom of political communication is an example of this type of right implied
The right to _______ is protected through structural protection vote
As new situations arise, they need to be covered by the law to reduce the opportunity for individuals and groups being exploited or harmed; this is due to advances in ___________ technology
Newspapers, talk-back shows and letters to the editor are examples of this method individuals and groups can use to influence chnange media
When Canadian Parliament repass legislation that goes against a right within their charter, this law lasts for 5 years and is known as the ________ clause. sunset
A reason why courts may need to interpret a statute is due to words having more than one meaning, this means that words are _____________ ambiguous
When interpreting statutes, courts may look at other sections of the act, the long title, preamble etc. This approach is using _________ materials intrinsic
A method used by courts when interpreting statutes known as the class rule ejusdem generis
The system of having two houses, an upper and lower house bicameral
All powers given to Commonwealth Parliament under the constitution specific
The High Court interpretation of the constitution does not change the wording but gives __________ to it. meaning
An example of a referral of power was in relation to ______________ terrorism

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 Constitution and American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

set of fundamental principles and established precedents for the states and national government to follow Constitution
the government does not have absolute power over the people Constitutionalism
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives Bureaucracy
first ten amendments added to the constitution Bill of Rights
when the people rule over the government and its power Democracy
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another Liberty
representation based off of population of a state and are elected House of Representatives
where each branch of government is separated Separation of Powers
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance Checks and Balances
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not Judicial Review
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away Inalienable Rights
when the states remained sovereign and independent, and the national government had little to no power over the states. Gov could make treaties and alliances, but could not tax Articles of Confederation
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov New Federalism
separation of power between the state and national government Federalism
powers shared by the federal and state government Concurrent Powers
Article 8 in the Constitution, limited Congress powers (i.e: lay and collect taxes, to establishing post offices) and created the criteria of laws to be “necessary and proper” Enumerated Powers
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts Marbury vs Madison
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services) Commerce Clause

parliament Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the greater number. majority
a legislative, elected body of government parliament
commonwealth parliament canberra
State parliament victoria
a group of countries or peoples united by a common interest commonwealth
the activities associated with the governance of a country or area. politics
having two chambers or houses, especially of a law-making body bicameral
the senior permanent official who advises on procedure and records the decisions of the house. clerk
the joining together of two or more groups or parties, usually to form a government or opposition coalition
the set of basic rules by which a country or state is governed constitution
a formal discussion in which different views are put to arrive at a decision debate
a way of governing a country in which the people elect representatives to form a government on their behalf democracy
the branch of government which carries out or administers the laws executive
having to do with the national Parliament or government rather that state parliaments or governments federal
the forming of a nation by the union of a number of states federation
representative of the Queen in a state of the Commonwealth of Australia Governor
the second largest political party or coalition of parties after the government party in the House of Representatives opposition
the head of the national government, the chief minister in some countries, including Australia prime minister
a matter that has been referred to a parliamentary committee for consideration. reference
a law made under the authority of an Act of Parliament
 regulation
a vote by all voters on a question referendum
the signing of a bill by the Governor-General, which is the last step in making a bill into an Act of Parliament, or law royal assent
One of the two houses of the federal Parliament of Australia, which has 76 Senators senate
a member of the Australian Senate senator
a parliamentary period which starts on the first day of sitting after an election session
a proposal for a new law which has been presented to Parliament bill
system of government originating in Britain westminster system
the committee of senior ministers responsible for controlling government policy. council
the greater number majority
choosing someone to hold public office or some other position by voting. elected

Australian Government Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

parliament
act
bill
same sex marriage
federation
high court
premier
governor general
senate
house of representatives
opposition
local goverment
federal government
state government
elections
debate
laws
bill shorten
Canberra
Primeminister

Canadian Government Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

official opposition
leader of the opposition
vote
speaker of the house
supreme court
representative
reading
prime minister
parliament
page
monarch
legislation
law
commons
branches
government
municipal
provincial
federal
elect
debate
constituency
senate
clerk
citizen
chamber
capital
cabinet
bill
amend

AUSTRALIAN CONSTITUTION Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

law
REFERENDUM
PARLIAMENT
LEADER
GOVERNER
FEDERAL
DEMOCRACY
COMMON LAW
GOVERMENT
AUSTRALIA
BILL
COMMONWEALTH
QUEEN
VOTE
AUSTRALIANCONSTITUTION

State and Local Government Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Officially order (someone) to return to a place. recall
Propose or formally enter as a candidate for election. nominate
The amount of money that a (company) receives during a period of time. revenue
A term for financial value or asserts capital
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representative. republic
The legislative body that governs a town, city, municipality, or local government area. City council
Elected state of town, city, or other municipality. mayor
Elected executive head of a state in the US governor
Executive officer of a state next in rank to the Governor. Takes the place of Governor in case of health problems or disability. (Shortened vers.) lt governor
Revoke or annul a law or congressional act. repeal
make a bill or other proposal/law enact
Any of various legislative or governing bodies. Senate
A member of the Senate Senator
A typical of a class, group, or body of opinion representative
laws considered collectively legislation
A constitutional right to reject a proposal or decision made by a law-making body. veto
The process of passing legislation. enactment
Highest judicial court in a state or country. SupremeCourt
Participation in illegal behavior by minors delinquent behavior
A court with general jurisdiction over other courts. Superior court
The release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. probation
An individual, company, or institution accused in a court of law. defendant
a crime, such as one which involves violence, classified as the most serious offense. Punishable by imprisonment or death felony
A minor wrongdoing misdemeanor
Characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime. delinquent

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Law-making Branch LEGISLATIVE
Law-enforcing Branch EXECUTIVE
Law-interpreting Branch JUDICIAL
In Congress, 1 of 100 SENATOR
First 10 Amendments BILLOFRIGHTS
1st says: say what you want (2 wds.) FREESPEECH
2nd says: right to ___ (2 wds.) BEARARMS
Law of the Land CONSTITUTION
3rd says: they can't stay SOLDIERS
Half of Congress: 1 of 3 HOUSE
Half of Congress: 2 of 3 OF
Half of Congress: 3 of 3 REPRESENTATIVES
Before it alaw BILL
Change to the Constitution AMENDMENT
Simply, doc to search your stuff WARRANT
5th says: right to remain __ SILENT
Type of court for 6th CRIMINAL
Type of court for 7th CIVIL
President of the Senate VICEPRESIDENT
Powers given to the fed. gvmnt. ENUMERATED
Powers given to the States RESERVED
8th says: no unusual __ PUNISHMENT
Gvmt. pay for what they take away (2 wds.) EMINENTDOMAIN
Intro to Constitution PREAMBLE
"...provide for the common __" DEFENSE
"...secure the blessings of __" LIBERTY
"1st Constitution"? ARTICLES
Chief Executive; commander-in-Chief, ... PRESIDENT
"People Rule": 1 of 2 POPULAR
Principle of shared power between fed gvmt & states FEDERALISM
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 1 of 2 JUDICIAL
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 2 of 2 REVIEW
Full Faith and __ CREDIT
__ & Proper: The Elastic Clause NECESSARY
Powers shared by nat. & state gvmts. CONCURRENT
To approve an Amendment RATIFY
The R of RAPPS RELIGION
6th says: right to a __ LAWYER
__ Clause: nothing higher than Constitution SUPREMACY
"People Rule": 2 of 2 SOVEREIGNTY