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.

civics terms Crossword

civics terms Crossword
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who is in charge of the executive branch?
How many U.S. Senators are there?
We elect a President for how many years?
What is the highest court in the United States?
How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
What is the supreme law of the land?
What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
Who approves supreme court justices
The legislative branch is also known as
a group of people that make laws
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments
a legislature consisting of two parts, or houses
to vote approval of
a form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states
the branch of government that carries out laws
the area of jurisdiction of a federal court of appeals
federal court where trials are held and lawsuits are begun
a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
a tactic for defeating a bill in the senate by talking until the bill's sponsor withdraws it

U.S. Government Crossword

U.S. Government Crossword
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a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory
the powers shared by the federal and state governments
the powers that the constitution neither gives to congress nor denies to the states
the powers given to Congress rather than to the states
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens;elected by a state
people who are chosen to speak and act for their fellow citizens; elected by a district
relating to a crime
advisors to the President
two house legislature
a case relating to the rights of citizens
interprets laws to see what they mean and whether they are constitutional
a system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other two
a trial where a group of tweleve people listens to the evidence and decides who wins the case
listed powers for Congress; the great laundry list of congressional chores
the House of Representatives accusing the President of wrongdoing
a group of lawmakers which is divided into 2 smaller groups
action by a President refusing to approve a bill passed by Congress
law making branch
an idea for a law that has been written down
more than half
executes or carries out laws
less than half
there is no jury so the judge gives the verdict
asking an appellate court to review a case

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword

Chapter 8: Confederation to Constitution Crossword
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_____ is a act of official confirmation
______ is a place where weapons are stored
_______ was lands narrowest of the Appalachians, covered by the Land Ordinance of 1785
_______ was an impose or raise of tax
_______ is a country or nation in which people elect representatives to govern
these people helped create the U.S. Consitution
_____ was a proposal for a legislature in which each state would have one vote
_____ was a prominent adviser to the Constitutional Convention
____ is the government department that interprets laws
______ is the government department that makes laws
_______ are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution
_________ is an addition to a document
__________ were people who supported ratification of the Constitution
_____________ is a system in which more than one half of a group holds the power to make decisions binding the entire group
__________ is a system of government in which power is shared between the national (or federal) government and the states

The Constitution Vocab Crossword

The Constitution Vocab Crossword
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act of conformation
Three Branches Of government , Judical , Legislative, Executive
A series of 8 essays written to persuade New york to amend the constitution
Branch That Interepts Laws
To accuse the president of misconduct in office
People who supported ratifacation of the Constitution
System of government in which power is shared between the national goverment and the states
Part of government that makes laws
a constitutional right the president has to reject a proposal or decision made by the law-making body
Addition to a document
People who oppose the constitution
First 10 Amendments to the U.S Constitution
Branch that enforces laws

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

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 Crossword

The Constitution Crossword
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Division of power between the national and state governments
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws
Branch of government that carries out the laws
Branch of government that interprets the law
A change to the constitution
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states
Head of executive branch
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship
Power of the president to sign any bill into law
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper
2 house legislature
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights
Going against the constitution
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president
Wanted a strong central government
Wanted more power for the states and less for government

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle
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This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land"
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution
A major source of income for the government
the introduction to the Constitution
changes made to the Constitution
This Article outlines how laws are made
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution
This Article explains how Amendments are made
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law"
There are Seven of these in the Constitution
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court
The branch of government that houses Congress

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)

Ap Gov Chapter 2 Part 1 Crossword

Ap Gov Chapter 2 Part 1 Crossword
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Anti-Federalists rose up as the opponents of the Constitution during the period of ratification. They opposed the Constitution's powerful centralized government, arguing that the Constitution gave too much political, economic, and military control. They instead advocated a decentralized governmental structure that granted most power to the states
1st Constitution of the U.S. 1781-1788 (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
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.
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
Compromise agreement by states at the Constitutional Convention for a bicameral legislature with a lower house in which representation would be based on population and an upper house in which each state would have two senators.
The idea that government derives its authority by sanction of the people.
"The supreme law of the land." Written in 1787 at Philadelphia Convention to replace Articles of Confederation and create stronger central government. Outlines structure & power of 3 branches of national government. Oldest written constitution still in use (but amended 27 times plus myriad informal amendments).
1776 statement, issued by the Second Continental Congress, explaining why the colonies wanted independence from Britain.
A constitutional amendment originally introduced in Congress in 1923 and passed by Congress in 1972, stating that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Despite public support, the amendment failed to acquire the necessary support from three-fourths of the state legislatures.
Interest groups arising from the unequal distribution of property or wealth that James Madison attacked in Federalist Paper No. 10. Today's parties or interest groups are what Madison had in mind when he warned of the instability in government caused by these.