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The plan for the United States Government is laid out in which document? Constitution
Congress is bicameral which means it has ______ houses. two
Which house of Congress gives each state equal representation? Senate
The number of representatives in the House of Representatives is based on a state's ____________? population
What is the main job of the Legislative Branch? makelaws
Congress has the power to _________________ a President's veto. override
Congress has the power to collect _______________________. taxes
Congress has the power to create a national ______________________ or money system. currency
Part of Congress that approves President's choices for key jobs such as members of the Cabinet or ambassadors. Senate
Which part of Congress can impeach the President or other official? HouseofRepresentatives

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

Three Branches of Government Crossword

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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

The Legislative Branch Crossword

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What is the length of a Representatives term? two years
Who is the Speaker of the House? Paul Ryan
You have to be at least what age to be a Senator? thirty
What is the length of a senators term? six years
What are the two houses called? Congress
Who was the president that resigned before being impeached? Richard Nixon
What helps limit the power of the three branches? Checks and Balances
What takes place every ten years? Census
What allows congress to pass laws and some flexibility in enacting legislation? Elastic Clause
You have to be at least what age to be a representative? twenty-five
What is the total number of senators? One hundred
Who persides the meetings of the senate? Vice President
What branch of government contains the House of Representatives and the Senate? Legislative
How many years do you have to be a citizen of the U.S. for to be a Representative? seven years

Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

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A section of the United States Constitution that enables Congress to make the laws required for the exercise of its other powers established by Constitution. necessary and proper
presidential appointments Expressed and implied powers. presidential appointments
The lower chamber of the United States Congress. house of representatives
Called into question the integrity or validity. impeach
The die for stamping metal was wedge-shaped. coin and print money
A group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group. committees
Deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislative Branch
The upper chamber of the United States Congress. Senate
Clause that allows congress to extend its delegated powers. elastic clause
A legal process by which aliens become citizens. naturalization laws
A field of law, often bracketed with antitrust including government regulation of unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive business acts or practices. regulation of trade
The bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States consisting of two chambers. Congress
A meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention. caucus
A formal act by which one state goes to war against another. Declare War
A body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government. cabinet
The presiding officer of the United States House of Representatives. speaker of the house
The head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives. minority leader
Determines whether a person is an alien, and associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United states. regulation of immigration
Is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service. presidential appointment
The head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives. majority leader
Is more than half of the votes cast. majority votes

The Three Branches of Government Crossword

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First female court Justice SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
First African American justice THURGOOD MARSHALL
To cancel laws congress has passed VETO
After a case was decided by the court of appeals, the losing side can appeal the conclusion by this . These cases usually includes important issues. This can decide to hear or decline a case. SUPREME COURT
Decides whether an individual is guilty or innocent and approves presidential appointees SENATE
The highest executive officer and head of them Executive Branch PRESIDENT
Freedom from punishment PARDONS
Makes laws LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Third branch of government, made up of the Supreme Court. JUDICIAL BRANCH
Freedom from punishment IMPEACH
Has the power to impeach government officials HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A system that divides powers between the states and Federal Government FEDERAL SYSTEM
Commands that have the power of law EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Enforces laws EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Lower federal courts that are divided according to cases over which they have jurisdiction DISTRICT COURTS
A group of judges that can decide if a case was tried fairly in the lower courts COURTS OF APPEALS
A set of basic principles that determine the power and duties of the government. CONSTITUTION
Made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Has the ability to make laws. CONGRESS
The head of the senate, which advises the president. CABINET

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Civics & Econ: Structure of Government Vocab Crossword

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Someone who is an advocate of the federal system of government. Federalism
Powers that are specifically named in the constitution. Expressed Power
Powers that are not specifically named in the constitution but assumed to exist. Implied Power
The branch of government that includes the President and his cabinet. Executive Branch
The branch of government that is bicameral or has two "houses", that make laws. Legislative Branch
The branch of government that interprets the meanings of laws and includes the supreme court. Judicial Branch
The act of vesting the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial powers of gov. into separate bodies. Separation of Power
Someone who is a member of the legislative branch. Legislator
The highest federal court in the U.S. Supreme Court
The elected head of the republican state. President
A body of advisers of the president. Cabinet
A system of gov. where most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than elected officials. Bureaucracy
To control or supervise something by means of rules or regulations. Regulate
To establish the number of something or mention a number of things. Enuemerate
Regulation of the equality of the branches of government. Checks and Balances
The national legislative body of a country. Congress
A chosen person to act or speak for another or others. Representatives
A member of the senate. Senator
The constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law making body. Veto
To charge the holder of a public office with misconduct. Impeach

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

Legislative Branch Crossword

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There are two from each state elected Senators
Senate represent______________ as a whole state
House of Senate is elected for a term of ___________ . six years
The Legislative Branch has a structure built with a __________ of two houses Congress
The number of ______________________ are based on state popluation. House of Representatives
Each House of Rep. represents a certain ___________. district
House of Rep. must be at least _________ years old twenty five
Senators must be at least _________ years old thirty
Both houses must be a ___________ of the state which elects him. resident
The _______ may approve all treaties & appointments made by the President Senate
The ________ may initiate money bills House
The Senate may ______ impeached officials try
The House may bring charges of ________________ against elected officials impeachment
The House may elect a ________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes President
The Senate may elect a _______________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes Vice President
How many House of Rep. are up for election during an election year? all
How many Senators are up for election during an election year? onethird
Which house is responsible for coining money, making laws, & declaring war? both

The Legislative Branch Word Search

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