Foundations of American Government Crossword
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The governing body of a nation, state, or community
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
government by a dictator
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives:
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government
Supreme power or authority
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national 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.
the principle that sovereignty should be divided between the federal government and the states especially as expressed by the Constitution of the U.S.
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power.
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
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm:
a compromise reached between the northern and southern states of the U.S. in 1787.
a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government.
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government.
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.
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional
a often capitalized :the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent
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
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.
powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted in writing
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.
Any of several agreements, comparable to treaties, between states of the United States

The 7 Principles Of The United States Constitution Crossword

The 7 Principles Of The United States Constitution  Crossword
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The belief that the government is subject to the will of people
A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives
Government with limited powers strictly defined by law
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal government and state government
power specifically given to congress in the constitution (one of the three powers in federalism)
power belonging only to the states (one of the three powers in federalism)
power shared by the states and federal government (one of the three powers in federalism)
A principle by which powers are divdied among different branches of goverment to make sure no branch has too much power
The lawmaking branch of government
The branch of the government that carries out the law that is headed by the president
The branch of government that interprets the law it includes the court
The system which each branch of government limits the powers of other branches so that one branch does not become too powerful
The liberties of an individual to pursue goals without interference from other individuals or the government
Gurantee of basic freedoms and liberties (first ten amendments)
the basis or fundamental source of the constitution

Government Crossword

Government Crossword
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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
A formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement
In violation of the requirements of the constitution of a nation or state.
Process by which overtime many changes have been made in the Constitution which have not involved any changes in its written words
A system of government in which a written constitution divides power between a central government and regional or sub-divisional governments
Review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
Separate parts of a legal document that deals with a single subject
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.
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.
A body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
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.
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.
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
An article added to the US Constitution.
An introductory statement; especially : the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies
The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Of or relating to an established set of principles governing a state.
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws.

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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
the government does not have absolute power over the people
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives
first ten amendments added to the constitution
when the people rule over the government and its power
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another
representation based off of population of a state and are elected
where each branch of government is separated
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away
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
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov
separation of power between the state and national government
powers shared by the federal and state government
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”
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services)

Constitution Crossword

Constitution Crossword
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Counterbalancing influenced by which an organization or system is regulated- ensuring political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals/groups.
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined/established laws.
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premise.
The act of implicating oneself in a crime or exposing oneself to criminal prosecution.
The clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by congress.
A political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers.
A jury normally of 23 jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial.
The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Principle that the authority of a state/government is created/sustained by the consent of its people.
The right to vote in political elections.
Implied by the necessary and proper clause to be delegated for the purpose of carrying out the enumerated powers.
Powers that are shared by both the State and Federal government.
A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation/written document.
Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement.
The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense.
Refers to the section of the First Amendment- 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.'
The federal principle or system of government.
Powers assigned to the states and the people. The 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution covers these.
The supremacy clause of the U.S convention establishes that the Constitution covers the subject of the reserved powers.
Make minor changes in a text in order to make it fairer, more accurate/up-to date.
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premises.
A preliminary or preparatory statement/information.
Powers granted to the government mostly found in Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution.
The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation.
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.

Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword

Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword
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A change to the Constitution.
The "Father of the Constitution."
When the president rejects a law
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president.
Powers specifically granted to the national government
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power.
The branch of government that enforces laws.
Powers given to the state government alone.
A legislature consisting of two parts or houses.
The name of the 1st Ten Amendments.
The branch of government that makes the laws.
A tax on people's earnings.
A group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose.
The branch of government that interprets laws.
A representative government headed by a president or similar leader.
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states.
A law, usually of a city or county.
People who opposed the Constitution.
When an amendment is made to cancel another amendment.
Introduction that states the goals and purposes of the government.
The president sets someones prison sentence to a later date.
The group of people that gives the president advice and helps him direct the executive branch.
One of the several main parts of the Constitution.
Agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation.
A written plan of government.
Powers shared by the national and state governments.
The president releases someone of their prison sentence.
When a Government Official is accused of something.
Supporters of the constitution.
Basic beliefs, rules, or laws.

Constitution Crossword

Constitution  Crossword
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is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
a preliminary or preparatory statement; an introduction.
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power.
are those specifically described and assigned in the U.S. Constitution. American Government:
as powers assigned to the states and the people. The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution covers the subject of reserved powers.
a political power independently exercisable by both federal and state governments in the same field of legislation.
a political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers
an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies.
is the part of the United States government that creates laws
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws
the part of the U.S. government that interprets the law and administers justice.
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.
a minor change in a document.
To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
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.

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Principles of the Constitution Crossword
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roles and powers are given by the people and must be followed
supreme
combining 2 governments, state and national, into one political system
division of governmental roles into three branches
power of a court to judge the constitutionality of laws and acts
each branch has the power to exercise control or influence over the other 2 branches
follows the Constitution
judicial, legislative, and executive
by the people
supreme law of the land
limited government must obey the laws
supreme power is held by the people through voting

The United States Government Crossword

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
a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question
a native or naturalized member of a state or nation
the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation or state is governed
the branch of government charged with the execution and enforcement of laws
the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel a law
the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house
the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house
an official enumeration of the population, with details as to age, sex, occupation
a meeting of party leaders to select candidates, elect convention delegates
having power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law
a group of persons who work or conduct a campaign to influence members of a legislature to vote
the branch of government charged with the interpretation of laws
the body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters

The Constitution Crossword

The Constitution Crossword
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sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it.
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation
enforce laws
provides framework for government in united states states
government can’t take property without pay
printed lies
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the
first ten amendments
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature
amendment one, freedom of
makes laws
is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power.
opening on the constitution
national and state government work together
laws apply to all
amendment two, the right to
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial.

Principles of Government Crossword

Principles of Government Crossword
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The principle of government that states the federal government and the state government share powers.
The principle of government that states that people have the power to control the government.
The principle of government that states the people vote for their government representatives.
The principle that states the government is limited on what it can do by the constitution and laws.
The principle that states individuals have the liberty to pursue life and goals without others or the government interfering.
The principle that states the government's powers is divided between the three branches and is limited so each branch is equal.
The principle that states each branch of the government can check the other two. This helps the government stay balanced.
The document that has the first 10 amendments which are part of Individual Rights.
The way citizens put the people they want in the government using Republicanism.
The document that makes this a Limited Government by restricting what it can do.