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The founding document of our nation Constitution
Number of original colonies thirteen
First President Washington
Founding Father who flew a kite Franklin
Number of branches of government three
Branch that executes the law Executive
Branch that creates the laws Legislative
Branch with the Supreme Court Judicial
A citizen born in the United States Native
Head of the Executive Branch President
Amendments in the Bill of Rights Ten
Freedom of speech and religion is in which amendment? First
Right to bear arms is in which amendment Second
I pledge allegiance to the ____ Flag
We the ___ of the United States People
Name of history class this year Civics
Red, white, and ___ Blue
Our governor Reeves
Oh say does that ____ bangled Star
____ of Independence Declaration
____ of Confederation Articles
War to end slavery Civil
I have a dream initials MLK
Front of the bus last name Parks
Civics teacher Hunt
Good citizens ___ at 18 VOTE
County name Rankin

civics terms Crossword

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Description

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

Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword

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Description

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

The United States Constitution Crossword

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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

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

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT Crossword

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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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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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

The United States Government Crossword

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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

The Constitution Crossword

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Division of power between the national and state governments Federalism
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution Bill of Rights
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws Legislative
Branch of government that carries out the laws Executive
Branch of government that interprets the law Judicial
A change to the constitution Amendment
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government Preamble
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution founding fathers
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states Virginia plan
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states New Jersey plan
Head of executive branch President
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship Naturalization
Power of the president to sign any bill into law Ratify
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper Elastic clause
2 house legislature Bicameral
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government Checks and balances
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land supremacy clause
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights citizen
Going against the constitution unconstitutional
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president Electoral college
Wanted a strong central government Federalists
Wanted more power for the states and less for government Antifederalists

Executive branch Crossword

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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