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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

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Vocabulary- Legislative Branch Crossword

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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

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The Three Branches of Government Crossword

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First female court Justice SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
First African American justice THURGOOD MARSHALL
To cancel laws congress has passed VETO
After a case was decided by the court of appeals, the losing side can appeal the conclusion by this . These cases usually includes important issues. This can decide to hear or decline a case. SUPREME COURT
Decides whether an individual is guilty or innocent and approves presidential appointees SENATE
The highest executive officer and head of them Executive Branch PRESIDENT
Freedom from punishment PARDONS
Makes laws LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Third branch of government, made up of the Supreme Court. JUDICIAL BRANCH
Freedom from punishment IMPEACH
Has the power to impeach government officials HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A system that divides powers between the states and Federal Government FEDERAL SYSTEM
Commands that have the power of law EXECUTIVE ORDERS
Enforces laws EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Lower federal courts that are divided according to cases over which they have jurisdiction DISTRICT COURTS
A group of judges that can decide if a case was tried fairly in the lower courts COURTS OF APPEALS
A set of basic principles that determine the power and duties of the government. CONSTITUTION
Made up of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Has the ability to make laws. CONGRESS
The head of the senate, which advises the president. CABINET

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Government: Congress Crossword

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A member of Congress represents the people of a particular geographic area Constituents
Term describing the distribution of House seats among the states, based on population apportionment
A bill that sets aside funds for a specific purpose Appropriation
Congress' power to charge officials of executive/judicial branches with wrongdoing and bring them to trial Impeachment
Broad powers that allow Congress to review how the executive branch is operating and to make sure it follows congressional laws Oversite
First President to be impeached Johnson
Second President to be impeached Clinton
This congressional house is represented by two people per state Senate
Article I of the Constitution gives this governmental sytem law-making powers Congress
Adjective describing the structure of American Congress Bicameral
The states have the final authority to ______ any ammendments Congress proposes Ratify

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General Knowledge Crossword Puzzle

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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

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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

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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

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Unit 4 Vocabulary Review Crossword

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Created by Article 1; Branch that makes the laws legislativebranch
CREATED BY ARTICLE II; ENFORCES THE LAWS EXECUTIVEBRANCH
CREATED BY ARTICLE III; INTERPRETS THE LAWS JUDICIALBRANCH
POWERS GIVEN TO THE GOVERNMENT BY THE CONSTITUTION ENUMERATEDPOWERS
NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE BRANCH; BROKEN INTO TWO GROUPS CONGRESS
LOWER HOUSE OF CONGRESS; BASED ON POPULATION; HOUSE OF _____________________________ REPRESENTATIVES
UPPER HOUSE OF CONGRESS; 2 FOR EACH STATE SENATE
GIVES CONGRESS POWER TO CARRY OUT THEIR JOB ACCORDING TO CONSTITUTION; NECESSARY AND ___________________ CLAUSE PROPER
POWERS NOT WRITTEN IN CONSTITUTION BUT NECESSARY FOR CONGRESS TO DO ITS JOB IMPLIEDPOWERS
POWERS SHARED BETWEEN FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS CONCURRENTPOWERS
HIGHEST OFFICE IN JUDICIAL BRANCH SUPREMECOURT
GOVERNMENT BASED ON SET OR WRITTEN LAWS THAT CITIZENS AGREE TO____________________ GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL
EACH BRANCH HAS A CHECK ON THE OTHER BRACHES TO KEEP ONE FROM GETTING TOO POWERFUL CHECKSANDBALANCES
3 SEPARATE BRANCHES THAT EACH HAVE THEIR OWN POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES SEPARATIONOFPOWERS
GOVERNMENT IS LIMITED BY THE CONSTITUTION AND ONLY EXERCISES POWERS GIVEN IT BY THAT DOCUMENT LIMITEDGOVERNMENT
POWER OF u.s. COURTS TO DETERMINE IF ACTS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ARE CONSTITUTIONAL OR NOT JUDICIALREVIEW
COURT CASE THAT ESTABLISHED JUDICIAL REVIEW MARBURYVMADISON

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The United States Constitution Crossword

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How many documents make up the Constitution? Three
Who meets at the Constitutional Convention? Delegates
What month was the Constitution signed? September
Who was the first President of the United States? Washington
What is the written plan of government? Constitution
People have the ______ to a speedy trial? Right
____________of Religion Freedom
What is an additional change to the Constitution called? Amendment
What is the high crime in Article III of the Constitution? Treason
_____________need to be 30 years old and an US citizen for 9 years? Senators
Number of articles in the original Constitution? Seven
Number of states needed to ratify the Constitution? Nine
What branch of government is headed by the President? Executive
Number of years a Senator is appointed? Six
What branch of government has 100 members per state? Senate
Introduction into the Constitution is called? Preamble
Who can implement tax? Congress
___________is also known as a Representative Democracy? Republic
Which branch of government hears cases regarding the Constitution? Judicial
One thing citizens of the U.S. should do? Vote
The 13th Amendment forbids? Slavery
Proposal for a new law is called? Bill
This Amendment made alcohol illegal? Eighteen
The official legal process to become a citizens of the U.S.? Naturalization
What Amendment deals with Freedom of the Press? First

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Judicial Branch Crossword

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People or things that can prove one side’s version of what happened evidence
The document that created the judicial branch Constitution
Asking an appellate court to review a case appeal
Type of case about someone accused of committing a crime criminal
Court system that deals with United States laws federal
Court system that deals with state laws state
Type of case relating to peoples’ rights civil
Group of people that decides a case after hearing the evidence jury
Number of justices on the Supreme Court nine
the court of last resort supreme court
The Supreme Court’s power to decide what is constitutional judicial review
The lowest court in the federal system district court
minority opinion dissenting
Term used to protect the rights of individuals due process
False accusations in writting libel
An opinion in the supreme court that emphasizes the majority concurrent
Practice of spying for a foreign power espionage
The review by the supreme court of a decision made by a lower court certiorari
Supreme court Chief Justice John Roberts
The right to remain silent self-incrimination

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