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Description

the governing body of a nation, state, or community goverment
the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center. Capital
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
the highest judicial court in a country or state. supreme court
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death Felony
the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality power
make a law enact
income from taxes and fees Revenue
a city with its own government municipality
the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. probation
A minor wrong doing misdemeanor
a permanent committee that meets regularly. standing committee
general assembly is the legislative branch of the state government. In most states it comprises two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives . General assembly
Officially order to return to a place Recall
The element head of a city,town,or other municipality Mayor
laws, considered collectively. Legislation
not in accordance with a political constitution, especially the US Constitution, or with procedural rules. Unconstitutional
The lower house of the United States Congress. With 435 popularly elected officials, the House (as it is often called) is the most representative body in the federal government. House of Representatives
The division of power among the three branches of government Separation of power
Currently holding office Incumbent
A municipal body having legislative and administrative powers City Council
a member of a senate. Senator
The head of the executive branch of the state government Governor
propose or formally enter as a candidate for election or for an honor or award. Nominate
the action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. appropriations

Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

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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

Vocabulary Menu Creamy Crossword Pot

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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

Government Crossword

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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

State and Local Government Vocabulary Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Officially order (someone) to return to a place. recall
Propose or formally enter as a candidate for election. nominate
The amount of money that a (company) receives during a period of time. revenue
A term for financial value or asserts capital
A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representative. republic
The legislative body that governs a town, city, municipality, or local government area. City council
Elected state of town, city, or other municipality. mayor
Elected executive head of a state in the US governor
Executive officer of a state next in rank to the Governor. Takes the place of Governor in case of health problems or disability. (Shortened vers.) lt governor
Revoke or annul a law or congressional act. repeal
make a bill or other proposal/law enact
Any of various legislative or governing bodies. Senate
A member of the Senate Senator
A typical of a class, group, or body of opinion representative
laws considered collectively legislation
A constitutional right to reject a proposal or decision made by a law-making body. veto
The process of passing legislation. enactment
Highest judicial court in a state or country. SupremeCourt
Participation in illegal behavior by minors delinquent behavior
A court with general jurisdiction over other courts. Superior court
The release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision. probation
An individual, company, or institution accused in a court of law. defendant
a crime, such as one which involves violence, classified as the most serious offense. Punishable by imprisonment or death felony
A minor wrongdoing misdemeanor
Characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime. delinquent

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

Georgia Government LV.1 Crossword

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Description

the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure. Amendments
a document containing a formal statement of rights. Bill of Rights
the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law. Preamble
a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power. Checks & Balances
the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government. Separation of Powers
To protect and defend the constitution, staying informed on the issues in your community (etc). Responsibilities of Citizens
A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Georgia General Assembly
a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. Taxes
The income that is gained by governments through taxation. Tax Revenues
This federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch. Executive Branch
an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit. Governor
an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state. Lieutenant Governor
the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal adviser. Attorney General
the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government. Attorney General
the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
Its powers include passing laws, originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate), and approving treaties (Senate). Legislative Branch
The court systems of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. Judicial branch
a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death. Felony
a minor wrongdoing. Misdemeanor

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

The United States Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

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

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