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Amendment
American Revolution
Articles of Confederation
Bill of Rights
Civil Case
Division of Power
Due Process
Elastic Clause
Eminent Domain
Enumerated Powers
Federalism
Haebeus Corpus
Impeaachment
Implied Powers
Jurisdiction
Lame Duck
Preamble
Ratify
Republican Government
Supremacy Clause
U.S. Constitution

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Law-making Branch LEGISLATIVE
Law-enforcing Branch EXECUTIVE
Law-interpreting Branch JUDICIAL
In Congress, 1 of 100 SENATOR
First 10 Amendments BILLOFRIGHTS
1st says: say what you want (2 wds.) FREESPEECH
2nd says: right to ___ (2 wds.) BEARARMS
Law of the Land CONSTITUTION
3rd says: they can't stay SOLDIERS
Half of Congress: 1 of 3 HOUSE
Half of Congress: 2 of 3 OF
Half of Congress: 3 of 3 REPRESENTATIVES
Before it alaw BILL
Change to the Constitution AMENDMENT
Simply, doc to search your stuff WARRANT
5th says: right to remain __ SILENT
Type of court for 6th CRIMINAL
Type of court for 7th CIVIL
President of the Senate VICEPRESIDENT
Powers given to the fed. gvmnt. ENUMERATED
Powers given to the States RESERVED
8th says: no unusual __ PUNISHMENT
Gvmt. pay for what they take away (2 wds.) EMINENTDOMAIN
Intro to Constitution PREAMBLE
"...provide for the common __" DEFENSE
"...secure the blessings of __" LIBERTY
"1st Constitution"? ARTICLES
Chief Executive; commander-in-Chief, ... PRESIDENT
"People Rule": 1 of 2 POPULAR
Principle of shared power between fed gvmt & states FEDERALISM
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 1 of 2 JUDICIAL
Greatest power of Sup. Court: 2 of 2 REVIEW
Full Faith and __ CREDIT
__ & Proper: The Elastic Clause NECESSARY
Powers shared by nat. & state gvmts. CONCURRENT
To approve an Amendment RATIFY
The R of RAPPS RELIGION
6th says: right to a __ LAWYER
__ Clause: nothing higher than Constitution SUPREMACY
"People Rule": 2 of 2 SOVEREIGNTY

Constitution Word Search

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Description

Articles of Confederation
Judicial Review
Amendment
Ratify
Supreme Court
Judicial Branch
Legislative Branch
Executive Branch
Republican
Democrat
Bill of Rights
Thomas Jefferson
Constitution
AntiFederalists
Federalists
Check and Balances
Articles
Preamble
James Madison
Independence Hall
Delegates
New Jersey Plan
Virginia Plan
Philadelphia
Convention
RevolutionaryWar

Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Counterbalancing influenced by which an organization or system is regulated- ensuring political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals/groups. Checks and Balances
The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined/established laws. Rule of Law
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premise. Search Warrant
The act of implicating oneself in a crime or exposing oneself to criminal prosecution. Self-Incrimination
The clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by congress. Establishment Clause
A political system where the legalized force is restricted through delegated and enumerated powers. Limited Government
A jury normally of 23 jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. Grand Jury
The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation. Slander
Principle that the authority of a state/government is created/sustained by the consent of its people. Popular Sovereignty
The right to vote in political elections. Suffrage
Implied by the necessary and proper clause to be delegated for the purpose of carrying out the enumerated powers. Implied Powers
Powers that are shared by both the State and Federal government. Concurrent Powers
A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation/written document. Libel
Fair treatment through the normal judicial system, especially as a citizen's entitlement. Due Process
The prosecution of a person twice for the same offense. Double Jeopardy
Refers to the section of the First Amendment- 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.' Free Exercise Clause
The federal principle or system of government. Federalism
Powers assigned to the states and the people. The 10th Amendment of the U.S Constitution covers these. Reserved Powers
The supremacy clause of the U.S convention establishes that the Constitution covers the subject of the reserved powers. National Supremacy
Make minor changes in a text in order to make it fairer, more accurate/up-to date. Amend
A legal document authorizing a police officer or other official to enter/search a premises. Search Warrant
A preliminary or preparatory statement/information. Preamble
Powers granted to the government mostly found in Article One, Section 8 of the Constitution. Expressed Powers
The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. Eminent Domain
An act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies. Separation of Powers

Unit 3 The Federal System of American Government Vocabulary Word Search

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Word Search
Description

veto
separation of powers
reserved powers
ratify
principle
popular sovereignty
legislative branch
judicial review
judicial branch
implied powers
habeas corpus
federalism
federal system
ex post facto
executive branch
elastic clause
denied powers
delegated powers
concurrent powers
checks and balances
bill of attainder

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

This Article states that the Constiution is the "Supreme Law of the Land" Six
The first 10 Amendments of the Constitution BillofRights
A major source of income for the government incometax
the introduction to the Constitution preamble
changes made to the Constitution Amendments
This Article outlines how laws are made one
This Article says that 9 states must ratify the Constitution Seven
This Article explains how Amendments are made Five
This Article outlines the responsibilities of our President Two
This Article describes the branch of the government that is responsible for "interpreting the law" Three
There are Seven of these in the Constitution Articles
The branch of government that houses the President and Vice-President Executive
The branch of government that houses the Supreme Court Judicial
The branch of government that houses Congress Legislative

The Constitution Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Division of power between the national and state governments Federalism
First 10 amendments of the U.S. constitution Bill of Rights
Branch of government responsible for making and passing laws Legislative
Branch of government that carries out the laws Executive
Branch of government that interprets the law Judicial
A change to the constitution Amendment
Written in the constitution, tells the goals and purposes of government Preamble
The men who came up with and drafted the constitution founding fathers
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by larger states Virginia plan
At the constitutional convention, this plan was favored by smaller states New Jersey plan
Head of executive branch President
The process of granting a foreigner citizenship Naturalization
Power of the president to sign any bill into law Ratify
Gives congress the right to carry out any law deemed necessary and proper Elastic clause
2 house legislature Bicameral
Mutual restraint among the various branches of government Checks and balances
States the constitution is the greatest law of the land supremacy clause
A person who is a member of the nation by birth or naturalization and are entitled to full rights citizen
Going against the constitution unconstitutional
Body of electors who formally elect the U.S. president and vice president Electoral college
Wanted a strong central government Federalists
Wanted more power for the states and less for government Antifederalists

Foundations of American Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

The governing body of a nation, state, or community government
A body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed. constitution
government by a dictator dictatorship
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives: democracy
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government state
Supreme power or authority sovereign
A form of government in which the powers of all provincial and local governments are specified by a single national government. unitary government
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate states, as in federal government; federal system. federal government
the principle that sovereignty should be divided between the federal government and the states especially as expressed by the Constitution of the U.S. division of powers
the principle that the greater number should exercise greater power. majority rule
freedom of private business to organize and operate for profit in a competitive system without interference by government beyond regulation necessary to protect public interest and keep the national economy in balance free enterprise system
the original constitution of the US, ratified in 1781, which was replaced by the US constitution in 1789 Articles of Confederation
To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm: ratification
a compromise reached between the northern and southern states of the U.S. in 1787. Three-Fifths Compromise
a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people popular sovereignty
Government. restricted with reference to governing powers by limitations prescribed in laws and in a constitution, as in limited monarchy; limited government. limited government
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. separation of powers
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
a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body veto
a constitutional doctrine that gives to a court system the power to annul legislative or executive acts which the judges declare to be unconstitutional judicial review
a often capitalized :the distribution of power in an organization (such as a government) between a central authority and the constituent federalism
a :the process of altering or amending a law or document (such as a constitution) by parliamentary or constitutional procedure rights that were granted by amendment of the Constitution amendment
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. Bill of Rights
powers that Congress has that are specifically listed in expressed powers
a power that is not specifically authorized in writing, but is assumed because of similar powers which have already been granted in writing implied powers
The clause in United States Constitution’s Article VI, stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the “supreme law of the land.” Chief Justice John Marshall interpreted the clause to mean that the states may not interfere with the functioning of the federal government and that federal law prevails over an inconsistent state law. Supremacy Clause
Any of several agreements, comparable to treaties, between states of the United States interstate compact

Government Review Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Opposed creation of a strong federal government Anti-Federalists
First governing document, too little central power. Articles-of-Confederation
First 10 amendments Bill-of-Rights
Power even spread among the branches creates - Checks-and-Balances
The governing document still used today Constitution
Essays written to defend Constitution Federalist-papers
Established a bicameral legislature Great Compromise
Freedom for Protection Social-Contract
Power is divided between Federal and State Dual-Federalism
Amendment giving non specified powers to the States Tenth-Amendment
Directly Stated Powers Enumerated
Bringing someone back to the state in which they were convicted. Extradition
Powers shared by Federal and State Concurrent
Federal Government is always Supreme Supremacy-Clause
Slaves are ___ a white person Three-Fifths

AP Government: Federalism Crossword

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Crossword
Description

A form of government with all power residing with the central government Unitary
Clause of the Constitution putting power of central government higher that that of state government Supremacy
Process of moving power away from central government and giving it to state governments Devolution
Pattern of federal government's spending, taxing, and providing grants fiscal federalism
Amendment granting states powers not delegated to the fed, and not withheld from states tenth
Chief Justice famous for growing power of the Judicial branch John Marshall
____ v. ____: supreme court case establishing federal government control over interstate commerce Gibbons Ogden
Type of federalism with distinct separte areas of jurisdiction; "layer-cake" Dual
Grant given to states without limitations block
Amendment establishing state sovereignty eleventh
____ v. _____: supreme court case extending right of marriage to same-sex couples (and the amendment that no one knew on the ap exam) Obergefell Hodges
Part of constitution granting Congress the ability to make "necessary and proper" laws elastic clause
Powers directly stated for the federal government; expressed powers Enumerated
Type of federalism with powers shared between state and local levels; "marble cake" Cooperative
Powers given explicitly to the states Reserved
___ v. ___: supreme court case establishing supremacy of fed over states McCulloch Maryland
Powers shared by both fed and states Concurrent
Order given to states by the fed Mandate
_____ of powers: dividing power between fed and states Separation
Grants given to states for specific purposes; strings attached Categorical
Mandates given to states wihout federal funding; ie, ADA unfunded
Federal grant program providing money and support for those in poverty Medicaid
States must return criminals to the state where they were charged Extradition
___ ____ and ___: Clause requiring states to respect the legal documents of other states full faith credit
____ and ____: Clause stating that citizens of other states will receive the rights of states they happen to be in privileges immunities
Act passed by George W. Bush; federal government intercedes in education no child left behind
Used by fed to influence state policy in multiple unrelated areas crossover sanctions
Government with multiple groups competing for government pluralist
International agreement that can only be made by the federal government treaty
U.S. v. ____: supreme court case decalring Gun-Free school zones act of 1990 unconstitutional lopez

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

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Crossword
Description

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