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petition
resolution
rider
committees
successor
perjury
acquit
appropriates
patent
commerce
consensus
taxes
constructionalists
congress
politicos

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Congress Word Search

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Impeach
Necessary and Proper Clause
Naturalization
Senatorial courtesy
Patent
Copyright
Bankruptcy
Legal tender
Commerce power
Indirect tax
Direct tax
Liberal constructionist
Strict constructionist
Implied powers
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legislative branch Word Search

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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

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4.6 Vocabulary: "Congress at Work- Making Laws" Crossword

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A provision not likely to pass on its own merit that is attached to an important measure certain to pass RIDER
Type of calendar for petitions to discharge bills from committee DISCHARGE CALENDAR
Type of calendar for all bills from the Union of the House Calendar taken out of order by unanimous consent CORRECTIONS CALENDAR
A stalling tactic by which a minority of senators seeks to delay or prevent Senate action FILIBUSTER
A majority of the full membership must be present in order for the House to do business QUORUM
Limiting debate CLOTURE
Bills that often deal with unusual or temporary matters JOINT RESOLUTIONS
Most of the bills introduced in Congress are buried, put away, or simply never acted upon PIGEONHOLED
Allows members to force a bill for consideration that has been in committee for 30 days DISCHARGE PETITION
A proposed law presented to Congress for consideration BILL
A type of veto used when the chief executive does not sign or eject the bill within the time allowed to do so POCKET VETO
Where one bill contains numerous issues and topics OMNIBUS MEASURES
Type of calendar for all private bills PRIVATE CALENDAR
This person stalled by reading recipes from the Washington telephone directory for more than 15 hours HUEY LONG
Bills that deals with a position on matters in which both the House and Senate act jointly CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS
Type of calendar for bills having to do with revenues, appropriations, or government property UNION CALENDAR
This person set the current filibuster record for 24 hours and 18 minutes stall against the Civil Rights Act of 1957 STROM THURMOND
Deal with matters concerning either house individually and are taken up only by that body RESOLUTIONS
Refusal to sign VETO
Type of calendar for all other public bills HOUSE CALENDAR
When a bill is printed in its final form ENGROSSED

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The Legislative Branch Word Search

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Adjoins
Apportioned
Consensus
Convenes
Delegates
Gerrymandered
Partisans
Patent
Politicos
Public debt
Recess
Subcommmittees
Subpoenas
Territories
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4.6; Congress At Work - Making Laws Crossword

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A proposed law presented to the house or senate for consideration. Bill
Deals with unusual and temporary matters. Joint Resolution
Deals with matters where the house and senate must work together, without a president's signature. Concurrent Resolution
Regularly referring to an adoption of a new law, or amendment to an existing rule. Resolution
A provision that will not normally pass on it's own, so it must piggyback on another provision Rider
A bill that is buried, dies in committee. Pigeonholed
Enables members of the committee to push a bill onto the floor that has remained in committee for 30 days. Discharge Petition
Majority of the full membership of the house. Quorum
A bill, printed in it's final form. Engrossed
An attempt made by congress to "talk the bill to death". Filibuster
A limit to the debates. Cloture
Refusal by the president to sign a bill, returning it to the house. Veto
Congress may pass a bill overriding the president's veto. Pocket Veto
A senator known very well for his use of the filibuster, speaking for over 15 hours. Huey Long
Set the individual record for a filibuster, talking for 24 hours and 18 minutes trying to deny the civil rights act of 1957. Storm Thurmond
Aptly described the conference committees as a "Third house of Congress". George Norris
Bills that contain many smaller issues. Omnibus Measures

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Congressional Powers Crossword Puzzle

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Appointment Appointment
Bankruptcy Bankruptcy
Borrowing Borrowing
Commerce Commerce
Copyright Copyright
Currency Currency
Electoral Electoral
Eminent domain Eminent domain
Expressed Expressed
Impeachment Impeachment
Implied Implied
Inherent Inherent
Judicial Judicial
Legal tender Legal tender
Naturalization Naturalization
Patent Patent
Postal Postal
necessary and proper necessary and proper
Public debt Public debt
Tax Tax
Treaties Treaties
War War
Weights and measures Weights and measures

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congress Crossword

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assistant of party floor leaders whips
provision attached to an important measure rider
majority of the full membership of either house quorum
closed meeting party caucus
most important posts go to ranking members seniority rule
presiding officer of the senate president of the senate
the house sitting as a large committee itself discharge petition
enables members to force a bill out of a committee pigeonhole committee of the whole
voted on by either house, but has no force of law resolution
temporary presiding officer president pro tempore
bill has been approved at second reading engrossed

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AP Gov Congress Crossword

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Delay tactic used to try to prevent a vote on a bill. filibuster
Person responsible for ensuring that people within his/her party vote properly. whip
No amendments may be added to a bill during debate. closed rule
Amendments may be added to a bill during debate. open rule
Attachment to a bill that is not related to the bill. rider
Minimum number of people that must be present to conduct business in Congress. quorum
Vote to prevent a filibuster. cloture
Legislation that directly benefits a member's constituents. pork barrel legislation
When the president holds onto a bill for ten days and Congress adjourns. pocket veto
Committee in the House that controls the length and time of debate on a bill. rules committee
A tax committee in the House. ways and means committee
The committee that allocates all funding. appropriations committee
When the government stops due to partisan behavior. gridlock
When parties each have control of one of the chambers/branches. divided government
When one party controls the chambers/branches. unified government
The process of congressmen exchanging votes. log rolling
When the House calls a vote to pool a bill out of committee. discharge petition
Two chambers sharing control of Congress. bicameral legislature
groups in Congress that share demographics congressional caucus
Free delivery postage. franking privilege

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Executive branch Crossword

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Term for president as the ceremonial head of the United States Chief of state
Term for president as vested with executive power of the United States Chief executive
Term for president as main architect of foreign policy and spokesman to other countries Chief diplomat
Term for president as commander of nation's armed forces Commander in chief
Architect of public policy and the one who sets agenda for congress Chief legislator
President as leader of his political party Chief of party
Representative of the people , working for the public interest Chief citizen
People chosen every four years who make formal selection of president and Vice President Electoral college
Communication that reach large audiences ex.television,radio,newspaper,Internet Mass media
Oath taken by president on day he takes office stating he will faithfully execute and preserve ,protect, and defend" Oath of office
Regulation issued by a chief executive , based upon constitutional authority and having force of law Executive order
Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states Treaty
Pact made by president with head of a foreign state Executive agreement
Large complex administrative structure that handles everyday business of an organization Bureaucracy
Also called cabinet departments , traditional units of federal administration Executive departments
Head of department of justice Attorney general
Release from punishment or legal consequences of a crime by the president or a governor Pardon
All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs Domestic affairs
Nations relationship with other countries Foreign affairs
A refusal to become generally involved in affairs to rest of world Isolationism
When House of Representatives give formal charges against a public official Impeach
Find not guilty of charge Acquit
Lying under oath Perjury
President takes no action over a bill for 10 days Pocket veto
Rejection by president of a bill Veto
Official who leads an executive department Secretary

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27 Amendments Crossword

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Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

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