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bill
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democracy
executive
government
governor
judicial
law
legislative
local
national
power
representative
state
tax
tribal
vote

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

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

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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roles and powers are given by the people and must be followed Limited government
supreme sovereignty
combining 2 governments, state and national, into one political system federalism
division of governmental roles into three branches separation of powers
power of a court to judge the constitutionality of laws and acts judicial review
each branch has the power to exercise control or influence over the other 2 branches checks and balances
follows the Constitution Constitutionality
judicial, legislative, and executive three branches
by the people popular
supreme law of the land Constitution
limited government must obey the laws rule of law
supreme power is held by the people through voting popular sovereignty

Georgia Government LV.1 Crossword

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the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure. Amendments
a document containing a formal statement of rights. Bill of Rights
the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law. Preamble
a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power. Checks & Balances
the constitutional allocation of the legislative, executive, and judicial powers among the three branches of government. Separation of Powers
To protect and defend the constitution, staying informed on the issues in your community (etc). Responsibilities of Citizens
A form of representative government has existed in Georgia since January 1751. Georgia General Assembly
a charge usually of money imposed by authority on persons or property for public purposes. Taxes
The income that is gained by governments through taxation. Tax Revenues
This federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch. Executive Branch
an official elected or appointed to act as ruler, chief executive, or nominal head of a political unit. Governor
an elected official serving as deputy to the governor of an American state. Lieutenant Governor
the chief law officer of a nation or state who represents the government in litigation and serves as its principal legal adviser. Attorney General
the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government. Attorney General
the system of law concerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious affairs. Civil Law
a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who commit crimes. Criminal Law
Its powers include passing laws, originating spending bills (House), impeaching officials (Senate), and approving treaties (Senate). Legislative Branch
The court systems of local, state, and federal governments, responsible for interpreting the laws passed by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch. Judicial branch
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
a minor wrongdoing. Misdemeanor

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 Constitution
the government does not have absolute power over the people Constitutionalism
non-elected officials that make decisions unlike elected representatives Bureaucracy
first ten amendments added to the constitution Bill of Rights
when the people rule over the government and its power Democracy
thought of one’s own belief/actions cannot be controlled by another force-unless said actions hinder or hurt another Liberty
representation based off of population of a state and are elected House of Representatives
where each branch of government is separated Separation of Powers
where branches of government are divided and share power to keep the other in check and balance Checks and Balances
when the courts see if an act is constitutional or not Judicial Review
natural rights of life, liberty, and property that the government cannot impede or take away Inalienable Rights
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 Articles of Confederation
idea of devolution, to give back power from the federal gov to the state gov New Federalism
separation of power between the state and national government Federalism
powers shared by the federal and state government Concurrent Powers
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” Enumerated Powers
laid the groundwork for Judicial review, where the judicial branch reprimanded Congress and created a structurally sound power in the courts Marbury vs Madison
Congress can regulate anything relating to commerce (imports/exports of goods and services) Commerce Clause

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

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

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

Government Word Search

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administration
attorney general
balances
budgets
cabinet
checks
commander in chief
country
defense
executive branch
federal
government
house of reps
judicial branch
justice
law
leaders
legislative
military
national
obama
policies
power
President
president
secretary
senate
supreme court
United States
vice president

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