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What is the german constitution called? basic law
How often has the basic law been changed? sixty-four
What is the separation of powers in Germany? Judicial, legislative ...? executive
What parts does the legislature consist of? Bundesrat + ... Bundestag
How many federal states does Germany have? sixteen
What kind of system does Germany have? democracy
What kind of democracy does Germany represent? liberal
What did the laws of the Basic Law guarantee in court? equality
Which fundamental freedoms exist in Articles 1 to 19 of the Basic Law? Freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and ...? Religious freedom
Which article lays the foundation for the German system of government? Article 20
With what majority can the Basic Law be changed? Two-thirds majority
What is the judiciary made of? Federal Constitutional Court
Which right allows all citizens over the age of 18 to partially decide on the government? electoral law

civics terms Crossword

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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

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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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

Government Crossword

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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

Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword

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A change to the Constitution. Amendment
The "Father of the Constitution." Madison
When the president rejects a law Veto
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president. Electoral
Powers specifically granted to the national government Expressed
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power. Checks
The branch of government that enforces laws. Executive
Powers given to the state government alone. Reserved
A legislature consisting of two parts or houses. Bi-Cameral
The name of the 1st Ten Amendments. Bill of Rights
The branch of government that makes the laws. Legislative
A tax on people's earnings. Income Tax
A group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose. Confederation
The branch of government that interprets laws. Judicial
A representative government headed by a president or similar leader. Republic
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states. Federalism
A law, usually of a city or county. Ordinance
People who opposed the Constitution. Anti Federalists
When an amendment is made to cancel another amendment. Repeal
Introduction that states the goals and purposes of the government. Preamble
The president sets someones prison sentence to a later date. Reprieve
The group of people that gives the president advice and helps him direct the executive branch. Cabinet
One of the several main parts of the Constitution. Article
Agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation. Compromise
A written plan of government. Constitution
Powers shared by the national and state governments. Concurrent
The president releases someone of their prison sentence. Pardon
When a Government Official is accused of something. Impeachment
Supporters of the constitution. Federalists
Basic beliefs, rules, or laws. Principles

Social Studies EU Pathways Crossword

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What does the acronym EU stand for European Union
what does MP stand for members of parliment
what type of government is represented by a block unitary
what type of government is represented by a triangle federal
the E.U is part of what type of a government confereration
the prime minister and the president are the head of what government
which house has more power in the German government bundestag
The queen of England is an example of a Head of state
One leader in full control Autocracy
The people have the power Democracy
What is the short form of the British exit Brexit
What is the law making body of Russia Federal assembly
The law making body of UK and Germany Parliament
Which house in the German government has more power Bundestag
What is the name of Germany’s law Basic Law

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

Foundations of American Government Crossword

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The governing body of a nation, state, or community government
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. constitution
government by a dictator dictatorship
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives: democracy
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government state
Supreme power or authority sovereign
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national government. unitary government
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system. federal government
the principle that sovereignty should be divided between the federal government and the states especially as expressed by the Constitution of the U.S. division of powers
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. majority rule
freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance free enterprise system
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: ratification
a compromise reached between the northern and southern states of the U.S. in 1787. Three-Fifths Compromise
a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people popular sovereignty
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government. limited government
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. separation of powers
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
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional judicial review
a often capitalized :the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent federalism
a :the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution amendment
a formal statement of the fundamental rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1–10, and in all state constitutions. Bill of Rights
powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in expressed powers
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted in writing implied powers
The clause in United States Constitution’s Article VI, stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the “supreme law of the land.” Chief Justice John Marshall interpreted the clause to mean that the states may not interfere with the functioning of the federal government and that federal law prevails over an inconsistent state law. Supremacy Clause
Any of several agreements, comparable to treaties, between states of the United States interstate compact

U.S. Government Crossword

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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

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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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

The Articles of Confederation Crossword

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the right to vote suffrage
a set of basic principles and laws that states the powers and duties of the government constitution
official approval ratification
set up a system for surveying and dividing western lands The Ordinance of 1785
was organized to create a national government Second Continental Congress
this document made the King subject to law Magna Carta
a philosophical movement that emphasized the use of reason to examine old ideas Enlightenment
the oldest state constitution still in effect Massachusetts constitution
this state allowed women to vote when it first joined the United States New Jersey
the only way to achieve liberty was through the separatio of governmental powers Montesquieu
a social contract existed between rulers and the people they ruled Locke
Under________only free white men that owned property could vote British rule
The new national constitution Articles of Confederation
created a system for bringing in new states to the Union Northwest Ordinance of 1787
_________________ was banned in the Northwest Territory slavery
Under the Articles of Confederation there was no___________________ president
he believed in religious freedom Thomas Jefferson