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Description

the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries. Detente
A political philosophy of devolution, or the transfer of certain powers from the United States federal government back to the states. New Federalism
Was a Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters in the South by appealing to racism against African Americans. Southern Strategy
Was an economic phenomenon of the 1970's resulting from a combination of economic stagnation, rising prices and inflation. Stagflation
Was an American politician and attorney who served as the 38th president of the United States Gerald Ford
Treaties governing the canal’s international status Panama Canal Treaty
(National Organization for Women) is an American feminist organization founded in 1966. NOW
A period of time in history that is unified by cultural or historical factors. ERA
American writer and political activist who was best known for her opposition to the women’s movement and especially the Equal Rights Amendment. Phyllis Schlafly
A cultural and political movement that raised awareness of the history of Mexicans and/or Chicanos in North America Chicano Movement
is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney. He is noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes. Ralph Nadar
a day in April designated for promoting concern for the environment. Earth Day
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters. EPA
Is an unspecified large group of people in a country or group who do not express their opinions publicly. Silent Majority
The second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation SALT Il
The refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship following the end of the Vietnam War Boat People
A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule Sanctions
Human rights are moral principles or norms for certain standards of human behavior and are regularly protected in municipal and international law. Human Rights
An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses. Amnesty
A pardon is a government decision to allow a person to be relieved of some or all of the legal consequences resulting from a criminal conviction Pardon
The privilege, claimed by the president for the executive branch of the US government, of withholding information in the public interest. Executive Privilege

Executive branch Crossword

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Description

Term for president as the ceremonial head of the United States Chief of state
Term for president as vested with executive power of the United States Chief executive
Term for president as main architect of foreign policy and spokesman to other countries Chief diplomat
Term for president as commander of nation's armed forces Commander in chief
Architect of public policy and the one who sets agenda for congress Chief legislator
President as leader of his political party Chief of party
Representative of the people , working for the public interest Chief citizen
People chosen every four years who make formal selection of president and Vice President Electoral college
Communication that reach large audiences ex.television,radio,newspaper,Internet Mass media
Oath taken by president on day he takes office stating he will faithfully execute and preserve ,protect, and defend" Oath of office
Regulation issued by a chief executive , based upon constitutional authority and having force of law Executive order
Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states Treaty
Pact made by president with head of a foreign state Executive agreement
Large complex administrative structure that handles everyday business of an organization Bureaucracy
Also called cabinet departments , traditional units of federal administration Executive departments
Head of department of justice Attorney general
Release from punishment or legal consequences of a crime by the president or a governor Pardon
All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs Domestic affairs
Nations relationship with other countries Foreign affairs
A refusal to become generally involved in affairs to rest of world Isolationism
When House of Representatives give formal charges against a public official Impeach
Find not guilty of charge Acquit
Lying under oath Perjury
President takes no action over a bill for 10 days Pocket veto
Rejection by president of a bill Veto
Official who leads an executive department Secretary

Chapter 17 Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

American Indian Movement AIM
A popular rock band during the 1960's. Beatles
National Organization for Women NOW
A subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores. Counterculture
An American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. PhyllisSchlafly
An annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earthday
An American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism, and government reform causes. Ralphnader
Is a difference of opinions between one generation and another regarding beliefs, politics, or values. generationgap
Environmental Protection Agency. epa
An American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist, who became nationally recognized as a leader and a spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. gloriasteinem
Started a nationwide boycott of California grapes, forcing growers to negotiate a contract with the United Farm Workers in 1970. cesarchavez
Any people working outside there own country. migrantfarmworker
An American writer, activist, and feminist. A leading figure in the women's movement in the United States. bettyfriedan
United Farm Workers. ufw
A waste material that can cause death, injury or birth defects to living creatures. toxicwaste
An American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs under controlled conditions. timothyleary
Is an extension of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement which began in the 1940s with the stated goal of achieving Mexican American empowerment. chicanomovement
the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. feminism
An American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. rachelcarson
A group of people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities. commune

Foundations of American Government Crossword

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Description

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

Georgia Government LV.1 Crossword

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Description

the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure. Amendments
a document containing a formal statement of rights. Bill of Rights
the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law. Preamble
a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power. Checks & Balances
the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government. Separation of Powers
To protect and defend the constitution, staying informed on the issues in your community (etc). Responsibilities of Citizens
A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Georgia General Assembly
a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. Taxes
The income that is gained by governments through taxation. Tax Revenues
This federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch. Executive Branch
an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit. Governor
an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state. Lieutenant Governor
the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal adviser. Attorney General
the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government. Attorney General
the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
Its powers include passing laws, originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate), and approving treaties (Senate). Legislative Branch
The court systems of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. Judicial branch
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
a minor wrongdoing. Misdemeanor

New Nation Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Is an action or decision that later serves as an example. Precedent
The first president of the United States. Washington
This act created 3 levels of federal court and defined their powers Judiciary
Money owed by the United States to other countries. National debt
People who buy items at low prices in the hope that the value will rise and then they can sell the items for profit Speculators
This person was a -------- constructionist if they can take reasonable actions that the constitution does not specifically forbid. Loose
What political party wanted a strong federal government Federalists
------ Treaty gave the Native American 20,000 dollars and in return the U.S was given the NorthWest Territory. Greenville
What affair did the french men demand for 215 thousand dollars and a 12 million dollar loan XYZ
What proclamation stated that the U.S would not take sides with any European countries Neutrality
Who was the second president Adams
What act banned trade with all foreign countries Embargo Act
What rebellion did the farmers protest against on the tax of a alcohal drink Whiskey
------ ---- are members who want to go to war with Britain War Hawks
This person is a ------ constructionist if he only does what the constitution specifically says it can do Strict
What was the purchase called that France sold land to the U.S for 15 million dollars. Louisiana
What political party wanted a limited federal government Democratic-Republican
Who won the election of 1800 Jefferson
---------- treaty settled the border disputes with Spain Pinckney
This Native American warned other Indians about the dangers that they will face with American settlers Tecumseh

Constitution Crossword

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Description

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. Popular sovereignty
a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction. Preamble
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. Majority rule
are those specifically described and assigned in the U.S. Constitution. American Government: Delegated power
as powers assigned to the states and the people. The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution covers the subject of reserved powers. Reserved power
a political power independently exercisable by both federal and state governments in the same field of legislation. Concurrent power
a political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers Limited government
an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Separation of powers
is the part of the United States government that creates laws Legislative branch
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws Executive branch
the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice. Judicial branch
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 minor change in a document. Amendment
To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature. repeal
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

History Chapter 9 Crossword

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Crossword
Description

An act that passed a law by the first congress that set up lower federal courts Federal Judiciary Act
The first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Jay
The nations top legal officer; The head of the Department of Justice Attorney General
Group of executive department heads that serve as the president's chief advisers Cabinet
To formally swear in or induct into office inagurate
An example that becomes standard practice Precedent
tax on important goods Tariff
A 1994 battle between Native Americans and American forces Battle of Fallen Timbers
A portest in 1974 against the government's tax on whiskey by backcountry farmers Whiskey Rebellion
A revolution overthrowing the government in France that ened in violence and mass executions French Revolution
An agreement that ended the dispute with Britian over American shipping Jay's Treaty
A treaty with Spain allowing U.S. commerical use of the Mississppi River Pinckney's Treaty
surrender; or give up Cede
Area that bounded by the Ohio and Mississippi River and the Great Lakes Northwest Territory
not siding with any other country in dispute neutral
second President of the United States John Adams
An incident in which French officals demanded a brbie from U.S. diplomats XYZ Affair
Series of four laws enacted in 1798 to reduce the political power of recent immigrants Alien & Sedition Acts
An idea that states have certain rights that federal government cannot overrule states right
idea that a state could cancel a federal law within the state nullification
Resolutions passed by Kentucky and Virginia in 1798 giving the states right to declare acts of Congress null and void Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions
Relations with the government of other nations Foreign Policy
Group of people that tries to promote its ideas nd influence governement Political party
immigrants who are not yet citizens aliens
Stirring up rebellion against a government sedition
Peopple who supported a strong national goverment ; and heirs to the supporters of the ratification of the Constitution Feferalists

Unit 9: The Federalist Era Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Jefferson & Madison led this political party which liked limited government. DemocraticRepublican
When a president refuses a request by Congress for information ExecutivePrivilege
A crisis or rebellion caused by Hamilton’s new taxes which Washington used force to end Whiskey
Where Anthony Wayne defeated Native Americans leading to the Treaty of Greenville. FallenTimbers
Belief that states gave federal gov’t its’ power. StatesRights
Concept that a state can repeal or overturn laws they feel are unconstitutional. Nullification
Taking Americans and making them serve in the Royal Navy. Impressment
Adams & Hamilton led this political party which favored a strong federal government Federalist
Washington warned people about political factions & foreign entanglements in this Address. Farewell
Precedent set by Washington of giving a speech or address upon being sworn in. Inaugural
Washington’s policy to stay out of other countries conflicts or entanglements Neutrality
Statements made by Virginia and Kentucky suggesting states could nullify or overturn rules they felt unconstitutional. Resolutions
The kind of powers that Federalists felt was granted by the Constitution. Implied
Things George did that became examples for others to follow. Precedent
Department heads who serve as advisors to a president. Cabinet
His popular treaty re-opened the Mississippi & settled the border with Spain. Pinckney
His treaty with England didn’t end impressment & wasn’t popular. Jay
French diplomats demand bribe just to talk. XZYAffair
Secretary of the Treasury with plan to repay debts. Hamilton
2nd President of the United States Adams
3rd President of the United States Jefferson

Government Crossword

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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

The United States Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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