Type
Crossword
Description

The beliefs and ideals that are held by our society as a democracy. Democratic values
A system of government in which the people have the power to determine how they will be ruled or managed and so elect a parliament to make and implement laws on their behalf. Democracy
The idea that people should treat each other with fairness and respect. Justice
The way in which citizens contribute to the running of society such as by voting in an election. Participation
The parliamentary system of Great Britain where parliament consists of two houses and the Crown. It is the parliamentary system used in Australia. Westminster system
The entitlements and duties as citizens. Rights and responsibilities
The elected members of parliament who make decisions for a nation or state. Government
Formal legal rules that are designed to govern the way in which people behave and act so we can all live together in one peaceful and united society. Laws
A system of government where people elect representatives to parliament in order to make laws which reflect the majority of voter’s views. Parliamentary democracy
A system of government in which the people vote to elect the parliaments and governments that make and implement the law. Representative democracy
A system of government where citizens meet together to make laws for their society. Direct democracy
Treating others with consideration and valuing their views, beliefs and rights. Respect
Rights and privileges for all, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or level of education. All citizens have the right to the same opportunities. Equality
All people are treated fairly, or without injustice and are given equal opportunity. Fairness
The system that publicly delivers justice so that those who commit crimes are publicly called to account for their actions and punished for breaking the law. Court system

Government Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the central government has all the power unitary
a group of countries/states join together to serve a purpose confederation
power is divided between the cental and regional government federal
ONE RULER who has umlimite power, citizens have no choice in ruler -no elections are held autocratic
small group of people/leaders only answer to each other/no one outside the selected group can be a ruler -no citizen participation oligarchic
citizens(voters)of the country have the power because they vote for the ruler -citizens can be elected democratic
a country ruled by the people democracy
all people vote on all laws direct democracy
a democracy where the people vote direcly for the leader presidential
a democracy where the people vote for legislaturs parliamentary
a government based on religion theocracy
form of government that is autocratic;government makes all the decisions;people have no freedom or rights(CUBA) communist
a country ruled by a king or queen monarchy
one ruler has power over all the people dictatorship
has no government at all anarchy
law making body legislature
a member of a community that has political rights and responsibilities citizen
a document setting out the structure and main principles of a government consitution
the ability to get things done power
is an opinion to do so vote

WHO RULES Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

CENTRAL SUPREME GOVERNMENT WHICH HOLD AUTHORITY AND MAKES DECISIONS UNITARY
GOV IN WHICH SOVEREIGN STATES DELEGATES POWER TO A CENTRAL GOV FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES CONFEDERAL
A SYSTEM THAT DIVIDES UP POWER BETWEEN A STRONG NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND SMALLER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FEDERAL
ONE PERSON WITH ABSOLUTE POWER AUTOCRACY
SMALL GROUPS OF PEOPLE HAVING CONTROL OF A COUNTRY OLIGARCHY
POWER VESTED IN THE PEOPLE WHO RULE DIRECTLY OR THROUGH FREELY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES DEMOCRATIC
PEOPLE DECIDE POLICY INITIATIVES DIRECTLY DIRECT DEMOCRACY
TYPE OF DEMOCRACY THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS REPRESENTING GROUP OF PEOPLE REPRESENTATIVE
TYPE OF DEMOCRACY WHERE ITS CITIZENS ENTITLED TO VOTE AND ELECT REPUBLIC
DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBILICAN SYSTEM OF GOV WHERE A HEAD OF GOV LEADS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH PRESIDENTIAL
THE PARTY WITH THE MOST REPRESENTATIVES IN THE PARLIAMENT FORMS THE GOVERNMENT AND LEADERS BECOME PRIME MINISTERS OR CHANCELLOR PARLIAMENTARY

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

Civics and Economics Unit One Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the study of citizenshi, government, and the rights/duties of a citizen Civics
the rights and duties of members of a state Citizenship
a member of a community with a government that provides protection Citizen
the majority of people earn their living by providing a service rather than manufacturing Service economy
principles and beliefs people use to make judgments and decisions Value
the idea that power lies with the PEOPLE Popular Sovereignty
sets of ideas that people have about relationships, obligations, roles, functions of society institution
someone who has went through the process by which resident aliens become citizens Naturalized Citizens
a non-citizen alien
a person who comes to a ountry with intent to stay there permenantly Immigrant
to expel from the country Deport
the power or authority that rules a country Government
course of action the government takes in response to an issue or problem Public Policy
a plan for collecting and spending money Budget
a government in which citizens hold the power to rule and make laws Democracy
a government in which every citizen meets and participates directly in the making of laws Direct Democracy
a government that consists of representatives elected by the citizens Representative Democracy
a representative democracy where the people choose their lawmakers Republic
system of government with a king or a queen Monarchy
majority of people in a community can make laws for everyone Majority Rule
power held by an individual or a group who are not accountable to the people Authoritarian
a government that controls almost all aspects of peoples' lives (dictatorship) Totalitarian
obligations people fulfill voluntarily Responsibility
the things we are required to do Duty
to call up people for military service Draft
respect and acceptance of people regardless of their differences Tolerance
complex system of departments, rules, and people in chain of command Bureaucracy
the health, prosperity, and happiness of a person or community Welfare
offering your time and services to others without payment Volunteerism

Forms Of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf republic
ultimate authority rests in a single national government unitary system
small group of powerful people make most government decisions; membership based on wealth (aristocracy), family or military power oligarchy
having a president that is elected by the people for a limited term in office presidential system
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people living within a clearly defined territory state
the formal institutions and processes through which decisions are made for a group of people government
one person or small group holds unlimited power over government dictatorship
government is headed by one person, such as a king or queen who exercises spreme authority monarchy
form of gov't where citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select leaders direct democracy
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its external affairs sovereignity
king answerable only to God, not to the people he rules divine right of kings

Ap Gov Chapter 1 Part 1 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them Democracy
A theory of government and politics contending that societies are divided along class lines and that an upper-class elite will rule, regardless of the formal niceties of governmental organization. Elite and Class Theory
(government) the system or form by which a community or another political unit is governed Government
The sum total of the value of all the goods and services produced in a nation Gross Domestic Product
A theory of American democracy contending that groups are so strong that government, which gives in to the many different groups, is thereby weakened. Hyperpluralism
Institutions that connect citizens to government. The mass media, interest groups, and political parties are the three main linkage institutions. Linkage Institutions
A fundamental principle of traditional democratic theory. In a democracy, choosing among alternatives requires that the majority's desire be respected. Majority Rule
A principle of traditional democratic theory that guarantees rights to those who do not belong to majorities and allows that they might join majorities through persuasion and reasoned argument. Minority Rights
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics is mainly a competition among groups, each one pressing for its own preferred policies. Pluralist Theory
the issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actually involved in politics at any given point in time Policy Agenda
A condition that occurs when no coalition is strong enough to form a majority and establish policy. The result is that nothing may get done. Policy Gridlock
The effects a policy has on people and problems. Impacts are analyzed to see how well a policy has met its goal and at what cost. Policy Impacts
The branches of government charged with taking action on political issues. The U.S. Constitution established three policymaking institutions-the congress, the presidency, and the courts. Today, the power of the bureaucracy is so great that most political scientist consider it a fourth policy making institution Policy Institution
The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over time. People's interests, problems, and concerns create political issues for government policymakers. These issues shape policy, which in turn impacts people, generating more interests, problems, and concerns. Policymaking System
A set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or government that is shared by most citizens and that influences political opinions and behaviors Political Culture
an issue that arises when people disagree about a problem and how to fix it Political Issue
Main form = voting. Also joining political party, volunteering on political campaign, campaign contributions, running for office Politic Participation

Types of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Type of democracy where citizens elect leaders to represent them in government Representative
A small group that rules a country after taking it by force Junta
One person has all the power Autocracy
Type of democracy where citizens are involved in day-to-day government Direct
Recognizes God as the ultimate authority in government and law Theocracy
One leader has absolute control over citizens' lives Dictatorship
Citizens hold the political power Democracy
A small group of people has all the power Oligarchy
People are not subject to any nation or government Anarchy
A king or queen rules the country monarchy

Ch. 1 American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

territory is defined by this Borders
a recognized organization Institution
makes laws and frames Public Policy Legislative
ability and prevent action Power
number of characteristics in the State Four
what is the basis of government and politics Society
Ethnic term Nation
geographic term Country
legal term State
everything the government decides to do Public Policy
what three things do the three Government Branches have in common Law
pure democracy Direct democracy
One person hold ultimate political power Dictatorship
System based on religious laws Theocracy
Law executing Executives
Body of people Population
how many steps are involved in the process of politics Three
the power and make and enforce without the consent of higher authority Sovereignty
How many things are the government responsible to do Six
What does the government establishes Justice
government insures domestic Tranquility
what type of democracy did the founding father institution Indirect
totalitarian Authoritarian
"Government of the people, by the people" Gettysburg Address
"we the people" Constitution
constitution Preamble
government conducted only by the people Democracy
theory that God created the state sovereign DivineRightOfKings
might makes right SocialContract
one person or small group claimed control over territory Forcetheory

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

Systems & Philosophies of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Federal government has supreme authority and no other government bodies can challenge it. Unitary Government
An alliance of independent states creates a central government of very limited power; the members states have supreme authority over all matters except those few which have been expressly delegated to the central government. Confederate Government
A federal government is a system that divides up power between a strong national government and smaller local governments. federal government
A system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting. Democracy
A system of government by one person with absolute power. autocracy
a Small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution oligarchy
A presidential system is a democratic and republican system of government where a head of government leads an executive branch that is separate from the legislative branch Presidential System
A parliamentary system is a system of democratic governance of a state where the executive branch derives its democratic legitimacy from its ability to command the confidence of the legislative branch parliamentary system
Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly Direct Democracy
Representative democracy is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people Representative democracy
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
A theory or model that originated during the Age of Enlightenment social contract theory
Where the government is empowered by law from a starting point of having no power limited government
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws Rule of law