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Word Scramble
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double jeopardy
amendment
habeas corpus
ex post facto
article
executive
legislative
judicial
supreme court
president
congress
justice
ratification
suffrage
preamble

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Constitution Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Articles of Confederation
Judicial Review
Amendment
Ratify
Supreme Court
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Republican
Democrat
Bill of Rights
Thomas Jefferson
Constitution
AntiFederalists
Federalists
Check and Balances
Articles
Preamble
James Madison
Independence Hall
Delegates
New Jersey Plan
Virginia Plan
Philadelphia
Convention
RevolutionaryWar

Three Branches of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

Unit 3 The Federal System of American Government Vocabulary Word Search

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Description

veto
separation of powers
reserved powers
ratify
principle
popular sovereignty
legislative branch
judicial review
judicial branch
implied powers
habeas corpus
federalism
federal system
ex post facto
executive branch
elastic clause
denied powers
delegated powers
concurrent powers
checks and balances
bill of attainder

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Makes the laws Legislative
Explains the meaning of laws Judicial
They enforce or carry out the laws Executive
In charge of the Executive branch President
President rejects or __________________a bill vetoes
If a President approves a bill it becomes________________ law
President is elected for _________________years four
Legislative branch is called ________________________ Congress
House of_____________________________ Representatives
2 of these in every state Senators
Highest court in the United States Supreme court
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
A system of checks and _______________________ balances
Our government is called the ________________________ Constitution
1st President of the United States Washington
Father of the Constitution James Madison
To be president you have to be ________________________ elected

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

3 Branches of Government Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Bureaucracy
Bicameral
Veto
Supreme Court
Separation of Powers
Judicial
Executive
Legislative
Justices
The Senate
House of Representatives
Democracy
Constitution
Congress
Commander in Chief
Chief Executive
Bill
Amendment
Checks and Balances
Federalism

US CONSTITUTION Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Congress
Vice President
Crime
Warrant
States
Impeachment
Quartering
Speaker of the House
Biden
Obama
Kirk
Durbin
Repealed
Embezzelment
Bribery
Treason
Executive
Legislative
Judicial
Trial
Veto
ChiefJustice
Searches and Seizures
BearArms
DoubleJeopardy
Press
Assembly
Petition
Religion
Speech
Vote
Supremecourt
Judge
President
Senate
House
Term
Bill
Amendment

Unit 2- The Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a minor change in a document amendment
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 statement in the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8) granting Congress the power to pass all laws necessary and proper for carrying out the enumerated list of powers. elastic clause
the federal principle or system of government. federalism
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
governing or controlling body whose power exists only within pre-defined limits that are established by a constitution or other source of authority. limited government
a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction. preamble
the restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws. rule of law
an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. separation of powers
the prosecution of a person twice for the same offense. double jeopardy
fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement. due process
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act. judicial review
the Constitution does not specifically list these processes as forms of amending the Constitution, but because of change in society or judicial review changed the rule of law de facto. informal amendment
the foundation for how the United States government is organized articles
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. unconstitutional
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
constitutional government. constitutionalism
a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries. treaty
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
Article V creates a two-stage process for amending the Constitution: proposal and ratification. An amendment can be proposed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress or... By two-thirds of state legislatures requesting Congress to call a national convention to propose amendments. An amendment can be ratified by a favorable vote in three-fourths of all state legislatures or by such a vote in specially called ratifying conventions called in three-fourths of the states. formal amendment
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
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 constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body. veto