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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

Three Branches of Government Crossword

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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

U.S. Government Crossword

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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

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 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 crossword

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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

BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT Crossword

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Makes the laws Legislative
Explains the meaning of laws Judicial
They enforce or carry out the laws Executive
In charge of the Executive branch President
President rejects or __________________a bill vetoes
If a President approves a bill it becomes________________ law
President is elected for _________________years four
Legislative branch is called ________________________ Congress
House of_____________________________ Representatives
2 of these in every state Senators
Highest court in the United States Supreme court
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
A system of checks and _______________________ balances
Our government is called the ________________________ Constitution
1st President of the United States Washington
Father of the Constitution James Madison
To be president you have to be ________________________ elected

Civics Crossword Puzzle

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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

The United States Government Crossword

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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

AP US Government Crossword

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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

Congress Crossword

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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 Crossword

Type
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Description

There are two from each state elected Senators
Senate represent______________ as a whole state
House of Senate is elected for a term of ___________ . six years
The Legislative Branch has a structure built with a __________ of two houses Congress
The number of ______________________ are based on state popluation. House of Representatives
Each House of Rep. represents a certain ___________. district
House of Rep. must be at least _________ years old twenty five
Senators must be at least _________ years old thirty
Both houses must be a ___________ of the state which elects him. resident
The _______ may approve all treaties & appointments made by the President Senate
The ________ may initiate money bills House
The Senate may ______ impeached officials try
The House may bring charges of ________________ against elected officials impeachment
The House may elect a ________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes President
The Senate may elect a _______________ if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes Vice President
How many House of Rep. are up for election during an election year? all
How many Senators are up for election during an election year? onethird
Which house is responsible for coining money, making laws, & declaring war? both