Type
Crossword
Description

the citizens eligible to vote electorate
participation in the primary election of a party with which the voter is not affiliated crossover
the drawing of congressional districts to produce a particular electoral outcome without regard to the shape of the district gerrymandering
already holding office incumbency
an election that allows citizens to propose by submitting them to the electorate for popular vote initiative
an election whereby the state legislature submits proposed legislation to the voters for approval referendum
election in which voters decide which of the candidates within a party will represent the party in the general election primary
the proportion of the voting-age public that casts a vote turnout
interviews or surveys with samples of citizens that are used to estimate their feelings or beliefs about a candidate polls
a command, indicated by an electorate’s votes, for the elected officials to carry out a party platform or party agenda mandate
your favorite government teacher hunsaker

Social Studies Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Elections and Voting Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Government and Elections Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
a geographic area that consists of a certain number of voters Precinct
the right to vote Suffrage
a way for citizens to vote on a state or local law Referendum
a political party that challenges the two major parties third party
a series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs and positions on election issues Platform
the votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election, as opposed to electoral votes Popular vote
representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party. National Committee
political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest groups 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% of the total Majority
the most votes among all those running for political office Plurality
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the President and Vice President. Electoral College
A system of government in which two parties compete for power Two-Party System
a special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
the list of candidates from which you cast your vote Ballot
the recorded version of a vote Poll
the first election that takes place to find out who will be the candidate for that party Primary election
a country or state ruled by one major political party One Party System
to formally enroll in something (three steps when it comes to voting) Registering
percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter Turnout Rates

The Electoral Process Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Advanced Government Elections and Campaigns Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An election held to choose candidates for office in each party. Primary election
Voting for a candidate because you favor his or her ideas for handling issues Prospective voting
Funds obtained by political parties that are spent on party activities such as get-out-the vote drives, but not on behalf of a specific candidate. soft money
A committee set up by a corporation, labor union, or interest group that raises and spends campaign money from voluntary donations. PAC
The person already holding an elective office. incumbent
Drawing the boundaries of legislative districts so that the are unequal in population. gerrymandering
The tendency of candidates to win more votes in an election because of the person at the top of the ballot. coattails
A primary election in which voters may choose in which party to vote as the enter the polling place. open primary
A primary election in which voting is limited to already registered party members. closed primary
Voting for a candidate because you like his or her past actions in office. retrospective voting

S.S Crossword Puzzle: Elections, Voting, and Parties

Type
Crossword
Description

A series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues Platform
A geographic area that contains a specific number of voters Precinct
A meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
The most votes among all those running for political office Plurality
A number that is more than 50% of the total Majority
Basic belief Principle
the right to vote Suffrage
To record or enroll Register
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote for Ballot
A lack if interest Apathy
A matter of debate or dispute Issues
A process that allow voters to propose new laws or amendments to the state constitution Initiative
A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A special election, in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
A group of people with broad ideas, who share the same interest Political Party
Representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party National Committee
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political Machine
The location where voting is carried out Polling Place
The percentage of eligible voters who actually vote Voter Turnout Rate
A group of people named by each state legislature to elect the president or vice president Electoral College

Political Parties Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

AP Government Vocabulary - Skylar Carr Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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

Political Policies Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Chapter 10 Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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