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Legislative Branch Word Search

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Word Search
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whip
jointcommittee
resolution
bill
veto
subcommittee
standingcommittee
incumbent
filibuster
bicameral
senate
gerrymandering
redistricting
constituents
quorum
nongermane
germane
markup
unicameral
cloture

U.S. Government Crossword

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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 Branch Crossword Puzzle

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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

Creamy Crossword

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Crossword
Description

An organization that has the power to make and enforce laws Government
Money for investment Capital
A person in a legislators district Constituent
Division of powers among the three branches Separation of powers
Income from taxes and fees Revenue
An elected or appointed member of the senate Senator
To make into a law Enactment
Pertaining to young people Juvenile
Failing to do what law and duty requires Delinquent
A minor crime Misdemeanor
A serious or violent crime Felony
A crime committed by an adult Delinquent Behavior
Highest ranking court in Georgia's court system Supreme Court
A elected official who serves as a deputy of the Governor Lieutenant Governor
The budgetary spending year Fiscal year
A type of Government where citizens role through elected representatives Republic
Someone currently holding office Incumbent
Legislator in a city government City Council
The chief executive usually elected through the city, village, or town Mayor
Made up of 180 member House of Representatives
Made up of 56 members. Apart of the General Assembly Senate
Works on bills between sessions Interim committee
Permanent committe Standing Committe
To revoke or withdraw formally or officially Repeal
A direct vote by the people on an issue Referendum

civics terms Crossword

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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

The Legislative Branch Crossword

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Crossword
Description

What is the length of a Representatives term? two years
Who is the Speaker of the House? Paul Ryan
You have to be at least what age to be a Senator? thirty
What is the length of a senators term? six years
What are the two houses called? Congress
Who was the president that resigned before being impeached? Richard Nixon
What helps limit the power of the three branches? Checks and Balances
What takes place every ten years? Census
What allows congress to pass laws and some flexibility in enacting legislation? Elastic Clause
You have to be at least what age to be a representative? twenty-five
What is the total number of senators? One hundred
Who persides the meetings of the senate? Vice President
What branch of government contains the House of Representatives and the Senate? Legislative
How many years do you have to be a citizen of the U.S. for to be a Representative? seven years

Legislative Branch Crossword

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Crossword
Description

There are two from each state elected Senators
Senate represent______________ as a whole state
House of Senate is elected for a term of ___________ . six years
The Legislative Branch has a structure built with a __________ of two houses Congress
The number of ______________________ are based on state popluation. House of Representatives
Each House of Rep. represents a certain ___________. district
House of Rep. must be at least _________ years old twenty five
Senators must be at least _________ years old thirty
Both houses must be a ___________ of the state which elects him. resident
The _______ may approve all treaties & appointments made by the President Senate
The ________ may initiate money bills House
The Senate may ______ impeached officials try
The House may bring charges of ________________ against elected officials impeachment
The House may elect a ________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes President
The Senate may elect a _______________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes Vice President
How many House of Rep. are up for election during an election year? all
How many Senators are up for election during an election year? onethird
Which house is responsible for coining money, making laws, & declaring war? both

Legislative Branch Crossword

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Crossword
Description

What is it called when the process of becoming an American citizen happens? naturalization
How many Years of citizenship are required to become a US senator? Nine
What Age is required to become a US representative? twenty-five
What is the Number of senators from each state? Two
What is it called when a President refuses to sign a bill of congress? Veto
Whats the Years of age required for a US senator? Thirty
Whats the word used when talking about a proposed law? Bill
Which house in congress is based on equality? Senate
Only the __________ can introduce bills to raise revenue or money? House of Representatives
What is the title of the person who presides over the senate? Vice-president
What do you call a person who is paid to convince a Congressman to vote in a way that agrees with his group's point of view? Lobbyists
Before s bill can be voted on by the entire House or Senate, it must be approved by a _______? Committee
It takes a ________ majority vote from both houses of Congress to override a Presidential veto. two out of three
What portion of the Senate is up for election every two years? One out of three
One of the special powers of the Senate is to approve ________ negotiates with the president and other countries Treaties

Vocabulary Menu Creamy Crossword Pot

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Crossword
Description

The ______________ is used to keep equal power among the 3 different branches Separation of power
The_________ is elected by popular vote to be the head of state Governor
The _______________ is the officer next to the Governor in the Executive Branch Lieutenant Governor
The ________ is elected to be the head of the city Mayor
The _______________ is the Legislative branch of Georgia General Assembly
The ________ is the governing party in the legislative branch made up of 56 members Senate
To ________ is the action of revoking or annulling Repeal
To_______ is to make a bill or other proposal into a law Enact
The ___________ is the lower house of the legislative branch made up of 180 members House of Representatives
A _______ is a member of the Senate Senator
A_______ is a member of the House of Representatives Representative
A_________ is a city or town that has corporate status and local government Municipality
_______ is the ability to influence behavior or actions Power
A______ is a right to reject a proposal Veto
A______is the process of passing legislation Enactment
The ___________ is the highest of Judicial Court in a state Supreme Court
The_______ is a court of appeals or a court of general jurisdiction Superior Court
A ______ is an individual who is being accused in court of law Defendant
A_________is a person who brings a case against another in court of law plaintiff
________ is the release of a defender from detention Probation
A ________ is a serious crime committed such as murder Felony
A______ is a minor wrongdoing such as shoplifting Misdemeanor
A __________ is a public official who acts as a prosecutor District Attorney
A ______ is a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime Indictment
A________ is the amount of money a company actually receives Revenue

legislative branch Word Search

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Word Search
Description

pork barrel legislation
lobbying
entitlements
authorization bill
closed rule
pocket veto
hearings
rider
public bills
private bills
impoundment
contempt
perjury
subpoena
appropriations bills
joint committees
select committees
standing committees
filibuster
quorum
speaker of the house
censure
gerrymandering
reapportionment
bicameral legislature