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Crossword
Description

The United States has how many branches of government? three
The President and state Governors are part of this branch. Executive
Includes the Senate and House of Representatives. Legislative
The beginning of the Constitution. preamble
The first 10 amendments of the Constitution. bill of rights
A law that doesn't follow the Constitution. unconstitutional
The right to say whatever you want to say. freedom of speech
The first elected President. George Washington
First Secretary of the Treasury (What's his name???) Alexander Hamilton
This document was signed on July 4, 1776. Declaration of Independence
We elect a new president every ________ years. four
This branch includes the Supreme Court and other courts. Judicial

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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Description

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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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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

NEW REPUBLIC Crossword

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Description

America's first president George Washington
Americas third president Thomas Jefferson
Americas second president John Adams
US position during French Revolution and the war between France and Great Britain. Neutrality
First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Also authored a treaty with Britain. First name is John Jay
What did Hamilton want to help the economy. Jefferson felt it was unconstitutional. National Bank.
What party wanted a strong Central government. Federalists
What party wanted strong State Governments Republicans.
Important Presidential precedent of George Washington. Now a law Two Terms
One thing Washington warned against in his farewell address. Political Parties
Proclamation of Neutrality forbid Americans to get involved in the war between the French and British
If you are from another country you aren a Alien
Group of Presidential Advisors Cabinet
First Secretary of the Treasury - Leader of Federalists Alexander Hamilton
Secretary of State - Leader of Democratic - Republicans (Republicans) Thomas Jefferson
Who shot Alexander Hamilton Aaron Burr
Money a country owes Debt
Uprising stopped by soldiers led by Washington proving the stregnth of the new government. Whiskey Rebellion
Scandal - France asked for a bribe XYZ Affair
Supported Farmers Republicans
Supported Strong federal Government Federalists
Supported State Governments Republicans
Supported loose construction of Constitution Republicans
Supported Bussiness and Trade Federalists
Law passed by Federalists-Signed by Adams that targeted whichgroup of people. Alien Act
Law passed by Federalists-Signed by Adams that made it a crime to criticize the government and/or President Sedition Act
Two laws signed by Adams that were so unpopular that he lost the election of 1800 Alien and Sedition Acts

Government Word Search

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Word Search
Description

administration
attorney general
balances
budgets
cabinet
checks
commander in chief
country
defense
executive branch
federal
government
house of reps
judicial branch
justice
law
leaders
legislative
military
national
obama
policies
power
President
president
secretary
senate
supreme court
United States
vice president

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Makes the laws Legislative
Explains the meaning of laws Judicial
They enforce or carry out the laws Executive
In charge of the Executive branch President
President rejects or __________________a bill vetoes
If a President approves a bill it becomes________________ law
President is elected for _________________years four
Legislative branch is called ________________________ Congress
House of_____________________________ Representatives
2 of these in every state Senators
Highest court in the United States Supreme court
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
A system of checks and _______________________ balances
Our government is called the ________________________ Constitution
1st President of the United States Washington
Father of the Constitution James Madison
To be president you have to be ________________________ elected

The Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Division of power between the national and state governments Federalism
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution Bill of Rights
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws Legislative
Branch of government that carries out the laws Executive
Branch of government that interprets the law Judicial
A change to the constitution Amendment
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government Preamble
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution founding fathers
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states Virginia plan
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states New Jersey plan
Head of executive branch President
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship Naturalization
Power of the president to sign any bill into law Ratify
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper Elastic clause
2 house legislature Bicameral
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government Checks and balances
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land supremacy clause
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights citizen
Going against the constitution unconstitutional
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president Electoral college
Wanted a strong central government Federalists
Wanted more power for the states and less for government Antifederalists

State and local government crossword

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Crossword
Description

the governing body of a nation, state, or community goverment
the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center. Capital
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
the highest judicial court in a country or state. supreme court
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death Felony
the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality power
make a law enact
income from taxes and fees Revenue
a city with its own government municipality
the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. probation
A minor wrong doing misdemeanor
a permanent committee that meets regularly. standing committee
general assembly is the legislative branch of the state government. In most states it comprises two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives . General assembly
Officially order to return to a place Recall
The element head of a city,town,or other municipality Mayor
laws, considered collectively. Legislation
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. Unconstitutional
The lower house of the United States Congress. With 435 popularly elected officials, the House (as it is often called) is the most representative body in the federal government. House of Representatives
The division of power among the three branches of government Separation of power
Currently holding office Incumbent
A municipal body having legislative and administrative powers City Council
a member of a senate. Senator
The head of the executive branch of the state government Governor
propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award. Nominate
the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. appropriations

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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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

civics terms Crossword

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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

Three Branches of Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

There are how many justices on the Supreme Court? nine
There are how many senators for each state? two
The Legislative Branch is also known as what? congress
The head of the Executive Branch is who? president
The president has the power to do this if he doesn't like a law. veto
The Supreme Court interprets the laws and checks to make sure they are what? constitutional
The building associated with the Legislative Branch. capitol
The President appoints who to the Supreme Court? justices
Which branch has to approve the justices? Legislative
The President can only serve two terms for a total of how many years? eight
Supreme Court justices are appointed for how long? lifetime
The number of representatives that a state has is dependant on what? population
"Checks and _____________" is the way each branch can keep from having too much power. balances
The President is also known as the "Commander in _______?" chief
The Supreme Court is what branch? Judicial