Type
Crossword
Description

total number of votes received in the first part of the election Popular Vote
a set of ethical ideas or symbols of a social movement Political ideologies
organizations to gain political power Political parties
a group of individuals with common interests who try to influence government and public policy Interest Group
a committee formed by special interest groups to raise money for a political candidate Political action committees
People who approach government officials directly to try to persuade them to pass laws that the interest group they represent would like to see enacted Lobbyists
a set of principles, goals, and strategies that address pressing political issues Platform and planks
a person who supports the democratic party Democrat
political party organizations in opposition of the two party system Third party
a individual politician not affiliated with any political party Independent party
voters in those states can swing from one party to another depending on candidate Swing State
states that the majority vote for the Republican candidate Red state
states that the majority vote for the Democartic candidate Blue state
a person who is represented politically by a government official Constituent
a landmark piece of federal legislation that prohibits racial discrimination in voting Voting Rights Act of 1964
a tax you have to pay to be required for the right to vote Poll taxes
a test that assesses a person’s ability to read and write Literacy Test
an old rule that still exists in some situations today Grandfather Clause
a system that classifies different political positions in relation to another Political Spectrum

Elections and Voting Crossword

Type
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

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

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

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

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

The United States Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

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

Citizenship, Voting, and Elections Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

organization of individuals with broad common interests political party
special election to remove an official from office recall
selecting candidates for public office generalelection
types of government that has two major political parties twopartysystem
a way for citizens to propose laws initiative
the right to vote suffrage
the right to vote suffrage
meeting of local party organizers caucus
held when no candidate wins a majority of votes in the primary runoff
Tuesday after the first Monday in November ElectionDay
topics of public interest issue
someone running for political office Candidate
the most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
a number that is more than 50 percent of the total Majority
a way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
a political party that challenges the two major parties Thirdparties
a series of statements expressing the party’s principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues Platform
a type of state in which one political party has the right to form the government, usually based on the existing constitution. Onepartysystem
legislature to select the president and vice president ElectoralCollege
A political party is defined as an organised group of people with at least roughly similar political aims and opinions PartyStructure

Chapter 5 Section One Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

A person who believes in more individual responsibility & less in governmental control is a ? Conservative
A person who currently holds office incumbent
A person that isn't really concerned about governmental control, but is more open to change is called a? liberal
firm allegiance to a political party partisanship
everyone who can vote in a given election electorate
A political system that only one party exists is a? onepartysystem
A temporary alliance of several groups that come together to form a working majority and control government is a? coalition
The republican & democratic parties are called? majorparties
A small political party that rises and falls with charismatic candidate is called a? minor party
political system with two major parties is what? twopartysystem
Party that controls the exec. branch of government is? party in power
range of political views political spectrum
two major parties find common ground bipartisan
competing groups are called? factions
narrow minded concern for or devotion to, the interests of one of a country sectionalism
To select a candidate to run for a political office Nominate
A political party's statements of ides, policies, and beliefs are called a? platform
The tool voters use to vote is called a? Ballot

Unit 5: political Parties and Elections Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

An organised group of people with similar political aims and opinions, that try to influence public policy by getting its candidates elected to public office. Political Party
The Republican party and the Democratic party major parties
Prejudice in favor of a particular cause partisanship
Currently the Republican Party Party in Power
The Green party and the Libertarian party Minor Parties
A political system consisting chiefly of two major parties, more or less equal in strength Two-Party System
An electoral district or constituency having a single representative in a legislative body rather than two or more Single-Member District
The number of votes cast for a candidate who receives more than any other but does not receive an absolute majority Plurality
Deined by a coopertion, agreement, and compromise between two major political parties Bipartisan
A diverse society, where the people in it believe all kinds of different things and tolerate each other’s beliefs even when they don’t match their own Pluralistic Society
A general agreement Consensus
Of or relating to more than two political parties Multiparty
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 preliminary election to appoint delegates to a party conference or to select the candidates for a principal, especially presidential, election Primary
An alliance for combined action, especially a temporary alliance of political parties forming a government or of states Coalition
A system of government where only one political party is permitted One-Party System
Currently holding office Incumbent
A group within a larger group Faction
All the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election Electorate
A restriction of interest to a narrow area Sectionalism
A group of individuals who share a set of ideas about politics and economy Ideological Party
A political party that argues and promotes legislation for a single issue Single-Issue Party
A party that emerges in times of economic recession to express discontent with the ruling party Economic Protest Party
A small political party that has broken away from a larger one Splinter Party
An administrative division of a city or borough that typically elects and is represented by a councilor or councilors ward
A district of a city or town as defined for police purposes Precinct
When a voter in an election votes for candidates from different political parties when multiple offices are being decided by a single election Split-Ticket Voting
The act or an instance of appointing a person to office Nomination
a building where voting takes place during an election polling place
A regular election of candidates for office General Election
A system used for selecting political party candidates in a primary election in the United States blanket primary
A second primary between the two leading candidates of the first primary to provide nomination by majority rather than by plurality runoff primary
A direct primary election in which voters need not meet a test of party membership open primary