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Citizenship Word Search

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township
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Constitution Word Search

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Articles of Confederation
Judicial Review
Amendment
Ratify
Supreme Court
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
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Republican
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Bill of Rights
Thomas Jefferson
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James Madison
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Bill of Rights Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A trail determined by your peers. Trail by jury
A group of people gathering in one place for a common purpose; meeting Assembly
U.S. citizens have the right to a fair and speedy trail Amendment six
Weapons (Guns) Arms
Formal written request Petition
Faith; Belief Religion
Feedom of Speech, Religion, Petition, Assembly and Press Amendment one
U.S. citizens have a right to trail by jury Amendment seven
The central government of a federation Federal Government
U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms Amendment two
The persecution of a person twice for the same offense Double Jeopardy
Freedom; Independence Liberty
reasonable "cause" to arrest someone Probable cause
A person's personal belongings Property
U.S. citizens may have rights not listed in the constitution Amendment nine
penalize; a form of disciplining someone Punishment
The government may not force U.S. citizens to shelter soldiers in their homes amendment three
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted amendment eight
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people amendment ten
Residence home

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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Description

Law-making Branch LEGISLATIVE
Law-enforcing Branch EXECUTIVE
Law-interpreting Branch JUDICIAL
In Congress, 1 of 100 SENATOR
First 10 Amendments BILLOFRIGHTS
1st says: say what you want (2 wds.) FREESPEECH
2nd says: right to ___ (2 wds.) BEARARMS
Law of the Land CONSTITUTION
3rd says: they can't stay SOLDIERS
Half of Congress: 1 of 3 HOUSE
Half of Congress: 2 of 3 OF
Half of Congress: 3 of 3 REPRESENTATIVES
Before it alaw BILL
Change to the Constitution AMENDMENT
Simply, doc to search your stuff WARRANT
5th says: right to remain __ SILENT
Type of court for 6th CRIMINAL
Type of court for 7th CIVIL
President of the Senate VICEPRESIDENT
Powers given to the fed. gvmnt. ENUMERATED
Powers given to the States RESERVED
8th says: no unusual __ PUNISHMENT
Gvmt. pay for what they take away (2 wds.) EMINENTDOMAIN
Intro to Constitution PREAMBLE
"...provide for the common __" DEFENSE
"...secure the blessings of __" LIBERTY
"1st Constitution"? ARTICLES
Chief Executive; commander-in-Chief, ... PRESIDENT
"People Rule": 1 of 2 POPULAR
Principle of shared power between fed gvmt & states FEDERALISM
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 1 of 2 JUDICIAL
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 2 of 2 REVIEW
Full Faith and __ CREDIT
__ & Proper: The Elastic Clause NECESSARY
Powers shared by nat. & state gvmts. CONCURRENT
To approve an Amendment RATIFY
The R of RAPPS RELIGION
6th says: right to a __ LAWYER
__ Clause: nothing higher than Constitution SUPREMACY
"People Rule": 2 of 2 SOVEREIGNTY

US History Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

major ideas found in the US Constitution of limiting the power to tax and right to a fair trial Magna Carta
foundation for American government for freedoms such as freedom of speech and a trial by jury English Bill of Rights
written mostly by Jefferson to list the grievances against Great Britain and to declare independence from Great Britain DOI
Gave freedom to the slaves in all of the states 13th Amendment
required states to give citizenship to all citizens born in the US 14th Amendment
gave African American men the right to vote 15th Amendment
created a graduated income tax 16th Amendment
provided a direct election of senators 17th Amendment
gave women the right to vote 19th Amendment
ended poll taxes 24th Amendment
the right of 18 years old to vote 26th Amendment
document, which formed the first government of the US near the end of the American Revolution. States had more power than the national government. AOC
a document outlining the basic form and rules of the US government US Constitution
essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay to support the ratification of the Constitution Federalist Papers
first 10 amendments to the Constitution guaranteeing individual liberties and due process Bill of Rights
peace plan issued by Wilson that called for freedom of the seas, reduction of armaments, and end to secret diplomacy. Important part was the creation of the League of Nations a national peaces organiz Fourteen Points
treaty that ended WW2. Was extremely harsh on Germany Treaty of Versailles
Declaration by Truman to economically assist any country fighting communism after WW2. The declaration marked the beginning of the Containment Policy Truman Doctrine

Roots of American Democracy Crossword

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Description

government government
Principle Principle
consent of the governed consent of the governed
limited government limited government
Rule of law Rule of law
democracy democracy
representative government representative government
magna carta magna carta
charters of the VA company of london charters of the VA company of london
Va declaration of rights Va declaration of rights
declaration of independence declaration of independence
grievance grievance
articles of confederation articles of confederation
Va statute of religious freedom Va statute of religious freedom
constitution of Va constitution of Va
united states constitution united states constitution
preamble preamble
bill of rights bill of rights
amend amend
general welfare general welfare
domestic tranquility domestic tranquility
propose propose
ratify ratify

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

The United States Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

How many documents make up the Constitution? Three
Who meets at the Constitutional Convention? Delegates
What month was the Constitution signed? September
Who was the first President of the United States? Washington
What is the written plan of government? Constitution
People have the ______ to a speedy trial? Right
____________of Religion Freedom
What is an additional change to the Constitution called? Amendment
What is the high crime in Article III of the Constitution? Treason
_____________need to be 30 years old and an US citizen for 9 years? Senators
Number of articles in the original Constitution? Seven
Number of states needed to ratify the Constitution? Nine
What branch of government is headed by the President? Executive
Number of years a Senator is appointed? Six
What branch of government has 100 members per state? Senate
Introduction into the Constitution is called? Preamble
Who can implement tax? Congress
___________is also known as a Representative Democracy? Republic
Which branch of government hears cases regarding the Constitution? Judicial
One thing citizens of the U.S. should do? Vote
The 13th Amendment forbids? Slavery
Proposal for a new law is called? Bill
This Amendment made alcohol illegal? Eighteen
The official legal process to become a citizens of the U.S.? Naturalization
What Amendment deals with Freedom of the Press? First

Bill of Rights Crossword

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Description

1st Amendment RAPPS
The ____ have rights beyond what is written in the constitution people
Right to bear ___ arms
Right to a ___ trial in civil cases jury
No cruel and unusual punishment eighth amendment
No double ___ jeopardy
Due Process of Law fifth amendment
Right to remain ____ silent
no excessive ___ bails
Guarantees a public and ___ trial speedy
Freedom from unreasonable search fourth amendment
____ Powers Reserved
Freedom of ___ assembly
Right not to ___ soldiers in your house quarter
Right to a ___ lawyer

The Constitution Crossword

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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