Type
Crossword
Description

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

The United States Government Crossword

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Crossword
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

civics terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

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

27 Amendments Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition One
bear arms two
Conditions for quarters of soldiers three
need warrant or probable cause to arrest and search four
Presumption of Innocence five
Right to a speedy trial six
Right to a trial by jury Right of trial by jury of your peers seven
No cruel or unusual punishment such as torture eight
U.S. Supreme Court decides what the constitution means nine
States can make local rules and laws such as divorce rules ten
federal courts do not have jurisdiction in case against a state eleven
Revises presidential election procedures twelve
Abolishes slavery thirteen
Defines citizenship fourteen
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race fithteen
Income tax sixteenth
Popular Election of Senators seventeen
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors eighteen
Equal Suffrage---Sex; Right of Women to Vote nineteen
Commencement of Terms; Sessions of Congress; Death or Disqualification of President-Elect twenty
Repeal of 18th Amendment twenty one
Presidental Tenure; No President may serve more than 2 elected terms twenty two
Inclusion of DIstrict of Columbia in Presidential Election System twenty three
Right to Vote in Federal Elections----Tax Payment; Outlawed the payment of a tax as a condition for taking part in elections twenty four
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Inability twenty five
Right to Vote----Age; Must be 18 years or older twenty six
Congressional Pay; Congress's power to fix the salaries of its members twenty seven

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

General Knowledge Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Needs to be a US citizen for at least 9 years and over the age 30 Senate
The elected head of a republican state. President
The _____ __ _______________ is granted by the Constitution the power to impeach an elected official House Of Representatives
When an __________ is proposed by Congress, it takes two-and-a-half years for it to be ratified. Amendment
If you are born in the United States you automatically gain _________ of the country. Citizenship
It is also called the Legislative Branch and is made of two parts: House of Representatives and The Senate Congress
Someone who helps the president conduct his duties Vice President
A group of people who decide the verdict of a court case. Jury
Indicates a system of government in which the power is divided by constitutional right between national and local units of government. Federalism
Deals with disputes between people which can be compensated. Civil Law
The leader of a state or province. Governer
Protects certain values. such as life or property. Criminal Law
Leads the Judicial Branch of the United States Federal Government. Supreme Court
A form of government with roles and powers given, limited by the law, written in a constitution. Limited Government
A legal statement that suggests that no one is above the law and governmental decisions must be made only by applying legal knowledge. Rule of Law
Limits the power of the federal government and guarantee citizens of the United States certain rights. Bill of Rights
The leader of the ___________ Branch is the President of the United States. Executive
Occupies a central position as the chief, policy-making, and representative organ of the United Nations. General Assembly
In elections we ____ for people who are going to represent us in the government. Vote
Voting used for electing representatives in the United States. Plurality

United States Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Relating to laws or the making of them. Legislate
A person who tries to influence the government on behalf of a special interest group. Lobbyist
Branch of government that includes the courts and judges. Judicial
Articles of _______. The document that served as the first Constitution. Confederation
An organization of people with similar political goals and beliefs. Party
An addition or change to the Constitution. Amendment
______limit. A legal limit on how long an elected official may serve. Term
______Court. The highest court in the Judicial branch. Supreme
The document that is the highest law in the United States. Constitution
A group of people who hear a court case and determine a verdict. Jury
An economic system where trade and industry are owned by private citizens. Capitalism
_____ and balances. A system of government that prevents one branch from becoming too powerful. Checks
The primary leader of the government. President
A rule that is enforced by the government. Law
The group of 100 elected officials that makes up half of the Legislative Branch. Senate
A law that has been proposed by Congress, but has not yet passed. Bill
Rights guaranteed to all citizens of a country without discrimination. Inalienable
A group of people that work for and advise the President. Cabinet
A recognized legal member of a country. Citizen
The first ten amendments to the Constitution. Bill of Rights
The various divisions and departments that run a large government. Branches
Two opposing political parties working together to find common ground. Bipartisanship
A person who is designated to represent a group of people. Delegate
The branch of government headed up by the President. Executive
The Legislative Branch of the government. Congress
House of ________. Group of 435 elected officials that makes up half of the Legislative Branch. Representatives
______College. The institution that elects the President. Electoral
The formal process of removing someone from political office. Impeach
A system of government where the power rests with the people. Democracy
The power of the President to reject a bill. Veto
A fee charged by the government on citizens and businesses. Tax

Executive branch Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Term for president as the ceremonial head of the United States Chief of state
Term for president as vested with executive power of the United States Chief executive
Term for president as main architect of foreign policy and spokesman to other countries Chief diplomat
Term for president as commander of nation's armed forces Commander in chief
Architect of public policy and the one who sets agenda for congress Chief legislator
President as leader of his political party Chief of party
Representative of the people , working for the public interest Chief citizen
People chosen every four years who make formal selection of president and Vice President Electoral college
Communication that reach large audiences ex.television,radio,newspaper,Internet Mass media
Oath taken by president on day he takes office stating he will faithfully execute and preserve ,protect, and defend" Oath of office
Regulation issued by a chief executive , based upon constitutional authority and having force of law Executive order
Formal agreement between two or more sovereign states Treaty
Pact made by president with head of a foreign state Executive agreement
Large complex administrative structure that handles everyday business of an organization Bureaucracy
Also called cabinet departments , traditional units of federal administration Executive departments
Head of department of justice Attorney general
Release from punishment or legal consequences of a crime by the president or a governor Pardon
All matters not directly connected to the realm of foreign affairs Domestic affairs
Nations relationship with other countries Foreign affairs
A refusal to become generally involved in affairs to rest of world Isolationism
When House of Representatives give formal charges against a public official Impeach
Find not guilty of charge Acquit
Lying under oath Perjury
President takes no action over a bill for 10 days Pocket veto
Rejection by president of a bill Veto
Official who leads an executive department Secretary

Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A national legislative body Congress
A person chosen or appointed to act or speak for a group Representative
A member of a senate Senator
A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government State
A legislative body of a country or state Legislature
A formal and organized process of selecting a member of a political body Election
A position of authority, trust, or service of a public nature Office
A draft of a proposed law presented to parliament for discussion Bills
A formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates Vote
A compulsory contribution to state revenue Taxes
A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility Duty
Movement of one part of something to another Migration
System of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members Law
A formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries Treaty
A group of soldiers especially a cavalry unit commanded by a captain Troops
The leader of the United States President
of, by, or appropriate to a court or judge Judicial
Authority to act Power
A formal examination of evidence before a judge Trial
A body of people sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court Jury
An act of conflict between two countries War
Freedom from disturbance Peace
Having or relating to a system of government Federal
A moral or legal entitlement Rights
Branch responsible for putting policies or laws into effect Executive

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

Type
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

Branches of Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Headed by the president. Executive Branch
Headed by Congress. Legislative Branch
Headed by the Supreme Court. Judicial Branch
Judicial Branch decides if laws are ___________. constitutional
Executive Branch __________ laws (reject). vetoes
Legislative Branch has ____ senators from each state. two
There are ______ judges in the Judicial Branch. nine
Legislative Branch makes ________. laws
Executive Branch __________ people (excuse). pardons
The three branches of government were created to make sure that one person or group did not have too much ___________. power
The _________ gives advice to the President about important matters. Cabinet
Eecutive Branch ________ treaties. signs
Legislative Branch is loacted in the __________. Capitol
The Executive Branch is located in the _______________. White House
The Judicial Branch is located in the __________. Supreme Court