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Local government Crossword

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Geographical subdivisions of state government. counties
Political jurisdictions, such as cities, villages, or towns, incorporated under state law to provide governance to defined geographical areas; they are more compact and more densely populated that counties. Municiplaities
A local governmental unit created for a single purpose, such as water distribution. Special District
Incorporated political jurisdictions formed to provide self-governance to particular localities. cities
The elected chief executive of a municipality. mayor
A municipality's legislature. city council
An official appointed to be the chief administrator of a municipality. city manager
A form of municipal governance in which there is an elected executive and an elected legislature. Mayor-Council System
A municipal government in which the mayor has the power to perform the executive functions of government. strong mayor system
A municipal government in which the mayor lacks true executive powers, such as the ability to veto council decisions or appoint department heads. weak mayor system

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

Local Government Word Search

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income tax
welfare
townships
property tax
sales tax
commission government
local government
special district
mayor council government
Medicaid
leadership
council manager government
county

Creamy Crossword Pot

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The legislature in a city government. City Council
To cancel an act or law. Repeal
To make into a law. Enact
A committe that works on bills between sessions. Interim Committee
The act of making or enacting laws. Legislation
The process of passing legislation. Enactment
The executive head of state in the U.S Governor
A state official that is second in rank to the Governor. Lieutenant Governor
Money for investment. Capital
Funds reserved for a specific use. Appropriations
A minor crime. Misdemeanor
A serious or violent crime. Felony
The highest judicial court in the county or state. Supreme Court
Pertaining to young people. Juvienile
A trial court in the Georgia court system; hears both civil and criminal cases. Superior Court
The current office holder. Incumbent
The ability or right to control people or things. Power
A person from a legislature district. Constituent
An accounting period that is one year. Fiscal year
An elected or appointed member of a senate. Senator
A person elected to act and speak for others. Representatives
Failing to do what law or duty requires. Delinquent
A government in which citizens rule together through elected representatives. Republic
Income received by the government through taxes. Revenue
A constitutional right to reject a decision. Veto

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 Word Search

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government vocabulary Crossword

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A unit of local government- a village, town, or city municpality
The governing body for most parishes in louisiana police jury
A group of citizens who hear evidence to indict a person for a crime jury
An amount charged charged for removing natural resources- such as timber, oil, and gas- from the state; based on the idea that, once natural resources are removed, they will not be available for future generations serverance tax
A divison of powers among the three branches of government, with all branches sharing power and none being authorized to function without the other two checks and balances
Political power given to political subdivisions to govern their own affairs homerule
Revising the legislative district boundaries based on population numbers reapportionment
A serious crime, like murder and armed robbery felony
To take a case to a higher court for further consideration appeal
An organization of people who come together because they have shared ideas about how government should operate political party
The division of power between the federal and state governments. federalism
The legal term for gambling gaming
A panel of twelve citizens who serve for six months and, after listening to the district attorney, decide if there is enough evidence to indict a person for a crime grand jury
The system through which a community is organized; it is empowered to make, enforce, and carry out laws and procedures. government
The primary local government division in louisiana parsish
A committee that includes members from both the Senate and the House, who try to work out differences between two versions of a bill so they can return the revised bill to both chambers for another vote conference committee
A document of a government that explains its purpose, describes its organization, and states its powers constitution
A complete collection of civil laws commissioned by French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte around 1800, which influenced Louisiana's first civil code adopted in 1808 napoleonic code
Louisiana's form of elections, in which all canididates, no matter their political party, complete in the first (or primary) election and voters can vote for any candidate, regardless of party; then the two candidates with the most votes advance to a runoff election open primary system
A legislative session called to discuss specific subjects special session
A less serious crime, like speeding misdemeanor
Info. spread widely in order to promote or discourage a particular proposal or political point of view propaganda
A system of law that users earlier discisons - called presedents as guidelines; it shaped the criminal laws adopted in louisiana commonlaw
To attempt to influence legislators about issues lobby
Amounts charged citizens by their governments( federal, state, and local) to support governments and the services they provide taxes
The document, written in 1787 and ratified in 1788 m, that set up our nations current framework for government U.S. constitution

civics terms Crossword

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

Civics Chapter 3 Vocabulary Puzzle Crossword

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A change to the Constitution. Amendment
The "Father of the Constitution." Madison
When the president rejects a law Veto
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president. Electoral
Powers specifically granted to the national government Expressed
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power. Checks
The branch of government that enforces laws. Executive
Powers given to the state government alone. Reserved
A legislature consisting of two parts or houses. Bi-Cameral
The name of the 1st Ten Amendments. Bill of Rights
The branch of government that makes the laws. Legislative
A tax on people's earnings. Income Tax
A group of individual state governments that band together for a common purpose. Confederation
The branch of government that interprets laws. Judicial
A representative government headed by a president or similar leader. Republic
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states. Federalism
A law, usually of a city or county. Ordinance
People who opposed the Constitution. Anti Federalists
When an amendment is made to cancel another amendment. Repeal
Introduction that states the goals and purposes of the government. Preamble
The president sets someones prison sentence to a later date. Reprieve
The group of people that gives the president advice and helps him direct the executive branch. Cabinet
One of the several main parts of the Constitution. Article
Agreement providing a dual system of congressional representation. Compromise
A written plan of government. Constitution
Powers shared by the national and state governments. Concurrent
The president releases someone of their prison sentence. Pardon
When a Government Official is accused of something. Impeachment
Supporters of the constitution. Federalists
Basic beliefs, rules, or laws. Principles

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 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