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politics
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Ch. 1 American Government Crossword

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territory is defined by this Borders
a recognized organization Institution
makes laws and frames Public Policy Legislative
ability and prevent action Power
number of characteristics in the State Four
what is the basis of government and politics Society
Ethnic term Nation
geographic term Country
legal term State
everything the government decides to do Public Policy
what three things do the three Government Branches have in common Law
pure democracy Direct democracy
One person hold ultimate political power Dictatorship
System based on religious laws Theocracy
Law executing Executives
Body of people Population
how many steps are involved in the process of politics Three
the power and make and enforce without the consent of higher authority Sovereignty
How many things are the government responsible to do Six
What does the government establishes Justice
government insures domestic Tranquility
what type of democracy did the founding father institution Indirect
totalitarian Authoritarian
"Government of the people, by the people" Gettysburg Address
"we the people" Constitution
constitution Preamble
government conducted only by the people Democracy
theory that God created the state sovereign DivineRightOfKings
might makes right SocialContract
one person or small group claimed control over territory Forcetheory

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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set of fundamental principles and established precedents for the states and national government to follow Constitution
the government does not have absolute power over the people Constitutionalism
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives Bureaucracy
first ten amendments added to the constitution Bill of Rights
when the people rule over the government and its power Democracy
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another Liberty
representation based off of population of a state and are elected House of Representatives
where each branch of government is separated Separation of Powers
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance Checks and Balances
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not Judicial Review
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away Inalienable Rights
when the states remained sovereign and independent, and the national government had little to no power over the states. Gov could make treaties and alliances, but could not tax Articles of Confederation
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov New Federalism
separation of power between the state and national government Federalism
powers shared by the federal and state government Concurrent Powers
Article 8 in the Constitution, limited Congress powers (i.e: lay and collect taxes, to establishing post offices) and created the criteria of laws to be “necessary and proper” Enumerated Powers
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts Marbury vs Madison
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services) Commerce Clause

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

Forms Of Government Crossword

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people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf republic
ultimate authority rests in a single national government unitary system
small group of powerful people make most government decisions; membership based on wealth (aristocracy), family or military power oligarchy
having a president that is elected by the people for a limited term in office presidential system
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people living within a clearly defined territory state
the formal institutions and processes through which decisions are made for a group of people government
one person or small group holds unlimited power over government dictatorship
government is headed by one person, such as a king or queen who exercises spreme authority monarchy
form of gov't where citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select leaders direct democracy
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its external affairs sovereignity
king answerable only to God, not to the people he rules divine right of kings

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

Politics Word Search

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Electoral college
Government
Equal
Appeal
Democracy
Federal
Judicial
Liberal
Conservative
Bill of Rights
Ammendmets
Constitution
Ballot
Cabinet
Primary
Political Party
Delegate
Senate
Romeny
Obama
White House
Left
Right
Congress
Liberty
freedom
Independent
Politics
Democrat
Republican

Government Terms Crossword

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the central government has all the power unitary
a group of countries/states join together to serve a purpose confederation
power is divided between the cental and regional government federal
ONE RULER who has umlimite power, citizens have no choice in ruler -no elections are held autocratic
small group of people/leaders only answer to each other/no one outside the selected group can be a ruler -no citizen participation oligarchic
citizens(voters)of the country have the power because they vote for the ruler -citizens can be elected democratic
a country ruled by the people democracy
all people vote on all laws direct democracy
a democracy where the people vote direcly for the leader presidential
a democracy where the people vote for legislaturs parliamentary
a government based on religion theocracy
form of government that is autocratic;government makes all the decisions;people have no freedom or rights(CUBA) communist
a country ruled by a king or queen monarchy
one ruler has power over all the people dictatorship
has no government at all anarchy
law making body legislature
a member of a community that has political rights and responsibilities citizen
a document setting out the structure and main principles of a government consitution
the ability to get things done power
is an opinion to do so vote

Foundations of American Government Crossword

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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

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

The Jackson Era Crossword

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Andrew Jackson's nickname Old Hickory
putting political backers in power spoils system
to ingore or cancel out nullification
a member of the southeastern Indian tribe Cherokee
a member of the political party formed to opppose the Jacksonian Democrats National Republicans
one of two political parties, tends to support a strong central government Democratic Party
a political convention in which the presidential candidates from each party are nominated nominating conventions
time period of Jackson presidency in which the strength of the presidency was promoted Jacksonian Democracy
the right to vote in political elections suffrage
a person authorized to represent others delegates
a protective tariff passed in 1828 designed to protect industry Tariff of Abominations
second attempt of the US to create a National Bank Second Bank of the US
set aside land for the Indians Indian Territory
Chief Justice from Virginia, father of the American system of constitutional law John Marshall
Case that decided the dispersion of federal government and state power McCullough v. Maryland
state banks selected by the treasury to receive government funds pet banks
large financial crisis in the US Panic of 1837
presidential action viewed as corrupt corrupt bargain
a harsh journey indians were forced to take The Trail of Tears
law passed that allowed President Jackson to relocate various indian tribes Indian Removal Act