Type
Crossword
Description

The presiding officer of the House of representatives, chosen by and from the majority party in the House. SpeakeroftheHouse
The presiding officer of a senate in Congress, the Vice President of the United States in a State's Legislature, either the lieutenant governor or a senator. PresidentoftheSenate
The member of the United States Senator of the upper house of a State's legislature, chosen to preside in the absence of the president of the senate. Presidentprotempore
A closed meeting of the members of each party in each house. PartyCaucus
Assistants to the floor leaders in the House and Senate, responsible for monitoring and marshaling votes. Whip
The floor leader of the party that holds the majority seats in the house of Congress. MajorityLeader
The floor leader of the party that holds the minority seats in the house. MinorityLeader
Members Of the House and Senate picked by their parties to carry out party decisions and steer legislative action to meet party goals. Floorleader
A member who heads a standing committee in a legislative body Committeechairman
An unwritten rule in both houses of congress reserving the top posts in each chamber,particularly committee chairmanships for members with the longest records of service. Seniority Rule
Permanent committees in the legislative body to which bills in specific subject matter areas are preferred. standingcommittees
Divisions of existing committees formed to address specific issues subcommittees
Panels set up for a specific purpose and most often for a limited time. selectcommittee
A proposal for action that has the force of law when passed; usually deals with special circumstances or temporary matters. jointresolution
A temporary joint body. conferencecommittee

Civics Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Term for the President as commander of the nation's armed forces Commander In Chief
Term for the President as head of the administration of the Federal Government Chief Administrator
Term for the President as the representative of the people, working for the public interest Chief Citizen
Term of the President as the main architect of foreign policy and spokesperson to other countries Chief Diplomat
Term of the President as monitor of the nation's economic condition Chief Economist
Term for the President as vested with the executive power of the United States Chief Executive
Term for the President as architect of Public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress Chief Legislator
Term for the President as the leader of his or her political party Chief of Party
Term of the President as the ceremonial head of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation Chief of State
A closed meeting of a party's house or senate members;also called a party conference Party Caucus
The floor leader of the party that holds the minority of seats in each House of Congress Minority Leader
Assistants to the floor leaders in the House and Senate,responsible for monitering and marshaling votes Whips
Members who heads a standing committee in a legislative body Committee Chair
Permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills in a specified subject area are referred;see select committee Standing Committee
Division of existing committee that is formed to address specific issues Subcommittee
Legislative committee created for a limited time and for some specific purpose;also known as a special committee Select Committee
Legislative committee composed of members of both houses Joint Committee
Temporary joint committee created to reconcile any differences between the two houses version of a bill Conference Committee
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives,chosen by and from the majority party in the House Speaker of the House
Members of the House and Senate picked by their parties to carry out party decisions and steer legislative action Floor Leaders

Congress Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Powers of the government described in the constitution Delegated powers
Powers not specifically stated in the constitution Implied Powers
Removal of federal officers impeachment
Review, monitoring, and supervision over federal programs oversight
2 house congress bicameral
Number of members each state sends to the house of reps based on population apportionment
Divide into new political districts redistricting
population count every 10 years cencus
Group of people elected to serve or act upon a particular matter committee
Meeting of members of a legislative body that belong to a political party caucus
Legislative leader elected by the party members holding the majority of seats in the House of Reps majorityleader
Party leader elected by the minority party in the house minorityleader
Leader of a party in a legislative assembly floorleader
Member of congress who aids minority/majority leaders of congress whip
Manipulate the boundaries to favor one party gerrymandering
permanent committee that oversees bils that deal with specifc issues standingcommittee
Temporary committee established for a limited time and for a special purpose selectcommittee
Meeting of committees to settles arguments between two branches conferencecommittee
Powers not directly elated to the making of new laws nonlegislativepowers
a draft of a proposed law bill

Legislative Branch Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

The ___________ Compromise provided for a two house legislature great
A session of Congress usually lasts __________ year(s). One
When the Congress can not agree on a time to leave, the _____________ may adjourn the body. president
How is representation determined in the House of Representatives? Population
Every state in the ________________ gets equal representation Senate
Determining how many representatives each state gets is called___________________. Reapportionment
A member in the Senate must be _________________ (spell out) years old. Thirty
A member of the Senate must be a citizen for this many years nine
Redrawing district lines to benefit one political party is called gerrymandering
This body has 100 members Senate
The Congress's ability to tax is an example of an __________________ power Expressed
___________ can declare war Congress
The_________________ clause give the congress flexibility in lawmaking. (Another name for the necessary and proper clause) Elastic
If no presidential candidate wins a majority in the Electoral College, the ________ picks the President. House
The trial of an impeachment will be held in the Senate
A person who believes that legislators should use the implied powers often is a _________________ constructionist liberal
The President was impeached for violating the Tenure of Office Act. (Last name) Johnson
This body has to give advice and consent for a treaty to go through Senate
The most powerful person in the House is called the ___________ of the House Speaker
The Vice President is also _______________ of the Senate President
These people count votes whips
The President ____________________ fulfills the role of the President of the Senate, when the President of the Senate is absent protempore
The House _______________ Committee controls the flow of bills to the House floor Rules
This is a permanent committee Standing
This committee is only called for a specific purpose and is usually temporary select
This committee is composed of members of both the House and Senate Joint
This committee is formed to work out the differences between house and senate bills Conference
Most bills ___________ in committee die
If a president does not want to pass a bill sent to him by the congress he can use the veto
If a president decides not to sign a bill sent to him in the last 10 days of a session the president can use the ____________veto pocket

Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

U.S. Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

Legislative Process Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

People who vote for you or in your district Constituent
Prejudice towards a certain political party. Partisanship
group made up of members from the house and the senate. joint committee
laws limiting how long a person can remain in office Term Limits
Having two legislative houses bicameralism
head of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
Person who counts and gets votes Whip
majority or minority leader in the house of reps or the senate Floor leader
Stops a filibuster Cloture
Action which stops the progression of a piece of legislation Filibuster
Highest officer of a committee Committee Chair

civics terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

Chapter 6 The Legislative Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name for a representative in the House of Reps Congressman
Title given to someone in the US Senate Senator
Minimum age to be a US Representative TwentyFive
Minimum age to be a US Senator Thirty
Number of years you must be a US Citizen to be a Representative Seven
Number of years you must be a US citizen to be a US Senator Nine
Both the House and Senate can write and vote on new US _______ laws
The House of Reps is in charge of creating _________ for the US as a way to raise money taxes
The House of Reps can make limits for _______________ trading
The House of Reps runs the US ______________________ postoffice
The House of Reps can vote to decide whether a member of the government has violated the US ______________ Constitution
The Senate can declare _____ on foreign countries war
The Senate can ratify or deny ____________ that the US makes with foreign countries treaties
The Senate can vote to approve or deny the Presidents _____________ choices Cabinet
The Senate can vote to approve or deny the Presidents ______________________ choices Supreme Court
There are a total of this many US Representatives from the 50 states fourhundredthirtyfive
This district has 3 US Representatives WashingtonDC
This is the total number of US Senators onehundred
Each US State gets this many Senators two
South Plainfield belongs to this US Representative District of New Jersey sixth
This man represents South Plainfield and 31 other towns in the US House of Reps FrankPallone
Each district of a state contains about this many people sevenhundredthousand
Number of years a Senator will serve six
Number of terms that a Representative or Senator can serve Unlimited
Title given to the leader of the House of Reps Speaker of the House
Title given to the leader of the Senate that fills in for the Vice President PresidentProTempore
Political Party that currently has the most Senators and Representatives Republicans
Name of New Jersey's Senior Senator Robert Menendez
Name of New Jersey's Junior Senator Cory Booker
State that current leader of the House of Reps is from Wisconsin
State the current substitute leader of the Senate is from Utah
Name of the current leader of the House of Reps PaulRyan
Name of the current substitute leader of the Senate OrrinHatch
The leader of the House of Reps has this place in line for the Presidency second
The substitute leader of the Senate has this place in line for the Presidency third
The lower part of Congress is called this TheHouseofRepresentatives
The upper part of the Congress is called this Senate

Government Chapter 10 Vocab Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Redistribute, as in seats in a legislative body reapportion
Suspend, as in a session of congress adjourn
adjourn, as in a legislative body prorogue
elected from the state as a whole at-large
distribute, as I'm seats in a legislative body apportion
2 year period of time during which congress meets term
people and interests that an elected official represents constituency
drawn to the advantage of the political party that controls the state legislature gerrymandering
period of time during which, each year, congress assembles and conducts business session
an extraordinary session of a legislative body, called to deal with an emergency situation special session
electoral district from which one person is chosen by the voters for each elected office single member district
governing unit whose seats are never all up for election at the same time continuous body
lawmaker who owes his/her first allegiance to his/her political party and votes according to the party line partisans
congressional election that occurs between presidential election years off-yearelection
lawmaker who attempts to balance the basic elements of the trustee, delegates, and partisans roles politicos

Legislative Powers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

legislature that has two houses bicameral
house that has 435 members divided between the states based on population Representatives
house of 100 members with 2 elected from each state Senate
to stop or end a session of Congress adjourn
every 10 years this is conducted to determine how many districts are in each U.S. state census
term length for members of the House of Representatives two years
term length for members of the Senate six years
U.S. Representative for Iowa District #2 Dave Loebsack
redrawing district lines to favor your party in an election gerrymandering
first female senator from Iowa Joni Ernst
box in which Representatives submit proposed legislation hopper
leader of the House who submits proposed bills to the proper committee speaker
minimum number of members that must be present to conduct official action quorum
to extend a debate to delay a vote filibuster
method to stop an extended debate by limiting each speaker to 1 hour a piece cloture
powers of Congress listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution expressed
powers of Congress that COME FROM those listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution implied
clause that can stretch the powers of Congress to fit within those listed elastic
bills (laws) for raising money that MUST originate in the House of Representatives revenue
bills (laws) proposed to authorize spending money appropriation
money the U.S. owes to other countries and is constantly growing national debt
commerce between the states that is regulated by Congress in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3 of the Constitution interstate
policy powers that are shared between Congress and the president foreign
power of Congress to determine the exact path immigrants must take to citizenship naturalization