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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

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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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Government Terms Crossword

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the central government has all the power unitary
a group of countries/states join together to serve a purpose confederation
power is divided between the cental and regional government federal
ONE RULER who has umlimite power, citizens have no choice in ruler -no elections are held autocratic
small group of people/leaders only answer to each other/no one outside the selected group can be a ruler -no citizen participation oligarchic
citizens(voters)of the country have the power because they vote for the ruler -citizens can be elected democratic
a country ruled by the people democracy
all people vote on all laws direct democracy
a democracy where the people vote direcly for the leader presidential
a democracy where the people vote for legislaturs parliamentary
a government based on religion theocracy
form of government that is autocratic;government makes all the decisions;people have no freedom or rights(CUBA) communist
a country ruled by a king or queen monarchy
one ruler has power over all the people dictatorship
has no government at all anarchy
law making body legislature
a member of a community that has political rights and responsibilities citizen
a document setting out the structure and main principles of a government consitution
the ability to get things done power
is an opinion to do so vote

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The Constitution Crossword

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sets the number of state ratifications necessary in order for the Constitution to take effect and prescribes the method through which the states may ratify it. sevenarticles
Congress can only make laws that the constitution gives them direct authority over strictinterpretation
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation slander
enforce laws executive
provides framework for government in united states states supremelaw
government can’t take property without pay eminentdomain
printed lies libel
stating that all laws made furthering the Constitution and all treaties made under the authority of the United States are the nationalsupremecy
first ten amendments billofrights
the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods religion
vote of ¾ of the state legislature or special convection ratification
may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislature amendingprocess
amendment one, freedom of speech
makes laws legislative
is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and sustained by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives (Rule by the People), who are the source of all political power. popularsovereignty
opening on the constitution preamble
national and state government work together federalism
laws apply to all rule of law
amendment two, the right to bear arms
a jury, normally of twenty-three jurors, selected to examine the validity of an accusation before trial. grandjury

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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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Branches of Government Crossword

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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

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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

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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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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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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

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