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germany
political system
lokalgoverment
federal goverment
votes
election
social state
democratic
Basic law
goverment
judciary
exxecutive
legislative

Social Studies Crossword Puzzle

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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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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

The United States Government Crossword

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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

Government Terms Crossword

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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

27 Amendments Crossword

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Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

The Jackson Era Crossword

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Andrew Jackson's nickname Old Hickory
putting political backers in power spoils system
to ingore or cancel out nullification
a member of the southeastern Indian tribe Cherokee
a member of the political party formed to opppose the Jacksonian Democrats National Republicans
one of two political parties, tends to support a strong central government Democratic Party
a political convention in which the presidential candidates from each party are nominated nominating conventions
time period of Jackson presidency in which the strength of the presidency was promoted Jacksonian Democracy
the right to vote in political elections suffrage
a person authorized to represent others delegates
a protective tariff passed in 1828 designed to protect industry Tariff of Abominations
second attempt of the US to create a National Bank Second Bank of the US
set aside land for the Indians Indian Territory
Chief Justice from Virginia, father of the American system of constitutional law John Marshall
Case that decided the dispersion of federal government and state power McCullough v. Maryland
state banks selected by the treasury to receive government funds pet banks
large financial crisis in the US Panic of 1837
presidential action viewed as corrupt corrupt bargain
a harsh journey indians were forced to take The Trail of Tears
law passed that allowed President Jackson to relocate various indian tribes Indian Removal Act

Systems & Philosophies of Government Crossword

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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

government vocabulary Crossword

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A unit of local government- a village, town, or city municpality
The governing body for most parishes in louisiana police jury
A group of citizens who hear evidence to indict a person for a crime jury
An amount charged charged for removing natural resources- such as timber, oil, and gas- from the state; based on the idea that, once natural resources are removed, they will not be available for future generations serverance tax
A divison of powers among the three branches of government, with all branches sharing power and none being authorized to function without the other two checks and balances
Political power given to political subdivisions to govern their own affairs homerule
Revising the legislative district boundaries based on population numbers reapportionment
A serious crime, like murder and armed robbery felony
To take a case to a higher court for further consideration appeal
An organization of people who come together because they have shared ideas about how government should operate political party
The division of power between the federal and state governments. federalism
The legal term for gambling gaming
A panel of twelve citizens who serve for six months and, after listening to the district attorney, decide if there is enough evidence to indict a person for a crime grand jury
The system through which a community is organized; it is empowered to make, enforce, and carry out laws and procedures. government
The primary local government division in louisiana parsish
A committee that includes members from both the Senate and the House, who try to work out differences between two versions of a bill so they can return the revised bill to both chambers for another vote conference committee
A document of a government that explains its purpose, describes its organization, and states its powers constitution
A complete collection of civil laws commissioned by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte around 1800, which influenced Louisiana's first civil code adopted in 1808 napoleonic code
Louisiana's form of elections, in which all canididates, no matter their political party, complete in the first (or primary) election and voters can vote for any candidate, regardless of party; then the two candidates with the most votes advance to a runoff election open primary system
A legislative session called to discuss specific subjects special session
A less serious crime, like speeding misdemeanor
Info. spread widely in order to promote or discourage a particular proposal or political point of view propaganda
A system of law that users earlier discisons - called presedents as guidelines; it shaped the criminal laws adopted in louisiana commonlaw
To attempt to influence legislators about issues lobby
Amounts charged citizens by their governments( federal, state, and local) to support governments and the services they provide taxes
The document, written in 1787 and ratified in 1788 m, that set up our nations current framework for government U.S. constitution

State and local government crossword

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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 7 Principles Of The United States Constitution Crossword

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The belief that the government is subject to the will of people POPULARSOVEREIGNTY
A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives REPUBLIC
Government with limited powers strictly defined by law LIMITEDGOVERNMENT
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal government and state government FEDERALISM
power specifically given to congress in the constitution (one of the three powers in federalism) ENUMARATEDPOWER
power belonging only to the states (one of the three powers in federalism) RESERVEDPOWER
power shared by the states and federal government (one of the three powers in federalism) CONCURRENTPOWER
A principle by which powers are divdied among different branches of goverment to make sure no branch has too much power SEPERATIONOFPOWERS
The lawmaking branch of government LEGISLATIVEBRANCH
The branch of the government that carries out the law that is headed by the president EXECUTIVEBRANCH
The branch of government that interprets the law it includes the court JUDICIALBRANCH
The system which each branch of government limits the powers of other branches so that one branch does not become too powerful CHECKSANDBALANCES
The liberties of an individual to pursue goals without interference from other individuals or the government INDIVIDUALRIGHTS
Gurantee of basic freedoms and liberties (first ten amendments) BILLOFRIGHTS
the basis or fundamental source of the constitution SEVENPRINCIPLES