Type
Crossword
Description

People who vote for you or in your district Constituent
Prejudice towards a certain political party. Partisanship
group made up of members from the house and the senate. joint committee
laws limiting how long a person can remain in office Term Limits
Having two legislative houses bicameralism
head of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House
Person who counts and gets votes Whip
majority or minority leader in the house of reps or the senate Floor leader
Stops a filibuster Cloture
Action which stops the progression of a piece of legislation Filibuster
Highest officer of a committee Committee Chair

The Legislative Branch Word Search

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Description

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Capitol
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roll call
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Senate
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Legislative

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

Legislative Branch Word Search

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Word Search
Description

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

Chapter 6 The Legislative Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name for a representative in the House of Reps Congressman
Title given to someone in the US Senate Senator
Minimum age to be a US Representative TwentyFive
Minimum age to be a US Senator Thirty
Number of years you must be a US Citizen to be a Representative Seven
Number of years you must be a US citizen to be a US Senator Nine
Both the House and Senate can write and vote on new US _______ laws
The House of Reps is in charge of creating _________ for the US as a way to raise money taxes
The House of Reps can make limits for _______________ trading
The House of Reps runs the US ______________________ postoffice
The House of Reps can vote to decide whether a member of the government has violated the US ______________ Constitution
The Senate can declare _____ on foreign countries war
The Senate can ratify or deny ____________ that the US makes with foreign countries treaties
The Senate can vote to approve or deny the Presidents _____________ choices Cabinet
The Senate can vote to approve or deny the Presidents ______________________ choices Supreme Court
There are a total of this many US Representatives from the 50 states fourhundredthirtyfive
This district has 3 US Representatives WashingtonDC
This is the total number of US Senators onehundred
Each US State gets this many Senators two
South Plainfield belongs to this US Representative District of New Jersey sixth
This man represents South Plainfield and 31 other towns in the US House of Reps FrankPallone
Each district of a state contains about this many people sevenhundredthousand
Number of years a Senator will serve six
Number of terms that a Representative or Senator can serve Unlimited
Title given to the leader of the House of Reps Speaker of the House
Title given to the leader of the Senate that fills in for the Vice President PresidentProTempore
Political Party that currently has the most Senators and Representatives Republicans
Name of New Jersey's Senior Senator Robert Menendez
Name of New Jersey's Junior Senator Cory Booker
State that current leader of the House of Reps is from Wisconsin
State the current substitute leader of the Senate is from Utah
Name of the current leader of the House of Reps PaulRyan
Name of the current substitute leader of the Senate OrrinHatch
The leader of the House of Reps has this place in line for the Presidency second
The substitute leader of the Senate has this place in line for the Presidency third
The lower part of Congress is called this TheHouseofRepresentatives
The upper part of the Congress is called this Senate

Civics Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Term for the President as commander of the nation's armed forces Commander In Chief
Term for the President as head of the administration of the Federal Government Chief Administrator
Term for the President as the representative of the people, working for the public interest Chief Citizen
Term of the President as the main architect of foreign policy and spokesperson to other countries Chief Diplomat
Term of the President as monitor of the nation's economic condition Chief Economist
Term for the President as vested with the executive power of the United States Chief Executive
Term for the President as architect of Public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress Chief Legislator
Term for the President as the leader of his or her political party Chief of Party
Term of the President as the ceremonial head of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation Chief of State
A closed meeting of a party's house or senate members;also called a party conference Party Caucus
The floor leader of the party that holds the minority of seats in each House of Congress Minority Leader
Assistants to the floor leaders in the House and Senate,responsible for monitering and marshaling votes Whips
Members who heads a standing committee in a legislative body Committee Chair
Permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills in a specified subject area are referred;see select committee Standing Committee
Division of existing committee that is formed to address specific issues Subcommittee
Legislative committee created for a limited time and for some specific purpose;also known as a special committee Select Committee
Legislative committee composed of members of both houses Joint Committee
Temporary joint committee created to reconcile any differences between the two houses version of a bill Conference Committee
The presiding officer of the House of Representatives,chosen by and from the majority party in the House Speaker of the House
Members of the House and Senate picked by their parties to carry out party decisions and steer legislative action Floor Leaders

Legislative Powers Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

legislature that has two houses bicameral
house that has 435 members divided between the states based on population Representatives
house of 100 members with 2 elected from each state Senate
to stop or end a session of Congress adjourn
every 10 years this is conducted to determine how many districts are in each U.S. state census
term length for members of the House of Representatives two years
term length for members of the Senate six years
U.S. Representative for Iowa District #2 Dave Loebsack
redrawing district lines to favor your party in an election gerrymandering
first female senator from Iowa Joni Ernst
box in which Representatives submit proposed legislation hopper
leader of the House who submits proposed bills to the proper committee speaker
minimum number of members that must be present to conduct official action quorum
to extend a debate to delay a vote filibuster
method to stop an extended debate by limiting each speaker to 1 hour a piece cloture
powers of Congress listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution expressed
powers of Congress that COME FROM those listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution implied
clause that can stretch the powers of Congress to fit within those listed elastic
bills (laws) for raising money that MUST originate in the House of Representatives revenue
bills (laws) proposed to authorize spending money appropriation
money the U.S. owes to other countries and is constantly growing national debt
commerce between the states that is regulated by Congress in Article 1 Section 8 Clause 3 of the Constitution interstate
policy powers that are shared between Congress and the president foreign
power of Congress to determine the exact path immigrants must take to citizenship naturalization

AP US Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the use of government funds for projects designed to please voters or legislators and win votes porkbarrel
a draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion bill
an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures filibuster
a small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose selectcommittee
response or services that Members of Congress provide to constituents who request assistance casework
senator or representative who helps the party leader stay informed about what party members are thinking whips
committee of the United States Congress appointed by the House of Representatives and Senate to resolve disagreements on a particular bill conferencecommittees
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy caucus
the head of the majority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives majorityleader
the head of the minority party in a legislative body, especially the US Senate or House of Representatives minorityleader
Those already holding office incumbents

Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
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

Canadian Government Word Search

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leader of the opposition
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supreme court
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law
commons
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elect
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Legislative Branch Crossword Puzzle

Type
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