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Crossword
Description

How old do you have to be to vote? eighteen
Who elects the German chancellor? Bundestag
Which is the most important political right in Germany? voting
In which period do most elections take place? four years
Who chooses the Head of State? Bundesversammlung
What is the German constitution called? Grundgesetz
which Constitutional body is not elected? Bundesrat
Who is allowed to ban a political party? Bundesverfassungsgericht
How many federal states does Germany have? sixteen
The German political power is divided in 3 parts, the legislature, judiciary and? executive
The Bundesverfassungsgericht is the highest political body of the? judiciary
In which Month did BRD and DDR merge into one state? october
Germany is a? Federal State

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

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 Terms Crossword

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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

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

The Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it. sevenarticles
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over strictinterpretation
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation slander
enforce laws executive
provides framework for government in united states states supremelaw
government can’t take property without pay eminentdomain
printed lies libel
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the nationalsupremecy
first ten amendments billofrights
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods religion
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection ratification
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature amendingprocess
amendment one, freedom of speech
makes laws legislative
is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. popularsovereignty
opening on the constitution preamble
national and state government work together federalism
laws apply to all rule of law
amendment two, the right to bear arms
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. grandjury

U.S. Government Crossword

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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

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

_____ is a act of official confirmation ratification
______ is a place where weapons are stored arsenal
_______ was lands narrowest of the Appalachians, covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785 Northwest Territory
_______ was an impose or raise of tax levy
_______ is a country or nation in which people elect representatives to govern republic
these people helped create the U.S. Consitution founders
_____ was a proposal for a legislature in which each state would have one vote New Jersey Plan
_____ was a prominent adviser to the Constitutional Convention James Madison
____ is the government department that interprets laws Judicial Branch
______ is the government department that makes laws Legislative branch
_______ are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution Bill of Rights
_________ is an addition to a document amendment
__________ were people who supported ratification of the Constitution Federalists
_____________ is a system in which more than one half of a group holds the power to make decisions binding the entire group Majority rule
__________ is a system of government in which power is shared between the national (or federal) government and the states Federalism

Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The constitutional power of the chief executive of a state or nation to prevent or delay the enactment of legislation passed by the legislature; reject Veto
A formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement Treaty
In violation of the requirements of the constitution of a nation or state. Unconstitutional
Process by which overtime many changes have been made in the Constitution which have not involved any changes in its written words Informal Amendment
A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central government and regional or sub-divisional governments Federalism
Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. Judicial Review
Separate parts of a legal document that deals with a single subject Articles
An international agreement, usually regarding routine administrative matters not warranting a formal treaty, made by the executive branch of the US government without ratification by the Senate. Executive Agreement
A custom whereby presidential appointments are confirmed only if there is no objection to them by the senators from the appointee's state, especially from the senior senator of the president's party from that state. Senatorial Courtesy
A body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. Electoral College
A body of persons appointed by a head of state or a prime minister to head the executive departments of the government and to act as official advisers. Cabinet
Counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups. Checks and Balances
Proposing an amendment, which can be done by either both chambers of Congress, passing it by a two-thirds vote or by two-thirds of the states requesting a convention be held to consider amendments Formal Amendment
An article added to the US Constitution. Amendment
An introductory statement; especially : the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law Preamble
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies Separation of Powers
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship. Bill of Rights
Of or relating to an established set of principles governing a state. Constitutional
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. Rule of Law

WWII Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

the killing of millions of Jews and other people by the Nazis during WWII Holocaust
a type of combat in which opposing troops fight from trenches facing each other Trench Warfare
Austrian-born Nazi leader, Chancellor of Germany Hitler
Germany, Italy, and Japan, which were allied before and during World War II Axis Powers
nations allied in opposition to the Axis Powers Allied Powers
a federal republic comprising fifty states and the Federal District of Columbia United States
An island off the western coast of Europe comprising England Great Britain
Its capital and largest city is Paris France
Soviet Union's dictator Joseph Stalin
Italy's dictator Mussolini
a colorless oily liquid whose vapor is a powerful irritant and vesicant, used in chemical weapons Mustard Gas
Book about hitlers future plans Mein Kampf
a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism Jews
the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated D-Day
camps where Germany's prisoners went to be killed Concentration Camps
a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force Dictator
a vegetable garden, especially a home garden, planted to increase food production during a war Victory Gardens
Country Adolf Hitler became in control of during WWII Germany
the most powerful republic of the former Soviet Union Russia
a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force Imperialism
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts Nationalism
a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party Nazi
the action or process of appeasing Appeasement
a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups Ghetto
Nazi plan to kill 6 million Jews Final Solution
major United States naval base in Hawaii Pearl Harbor
Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target Kamikaze
Largest volcano island in Japan Iwojima
almost completely destroyed by the first atomic bomb dropped on a populated area Hiroshima

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