Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

The legal process in which a fugitive from justice in one state is returned to the state where they were charged Extradition
Powers held by the Federal and State governments are called the ____ powers Concurrent
Examples of these powers are to coin money, tax, and regulate foreign trade Expressed
Where the Constitutional Convention met Philadelphia
The division of power between a central government and several regional governments Federalism
Article 1, Section 8, clause 18, is known as the ____ clause Elastic
The first ten amendments BillOfRights
The branch which is considered the "umpire" of the federal system Judicial
The power of the courts to declare government actions as unconstitutional JudicialReview
Has the power to veto President
The crime of attempting to overthrow the government by force Sedition
These change the words of the constitution Amendments
These are immigrants who came to the United States Aliens
"No taxation without representation" was directed at the _____ British
What was the minimum number of states needed to ratify the contitution Nine

    Customize    

federalism Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

powers that are spelled out in the constitution expressed
an act directing the people of a territory to frame a proposed state constitution enabling act
grants made to states and private agencies to those groups that apply for them project grants
powers that the constitution does not grant to the national government. reserved
certain powers are assigned to the national government and certain powers assigned to the states division of powers
form of federal monetary aid given to the states in the form of federal tax revenues revenue sharing
grants with few strings attached block grants
powers held by the national government that are granted to it in the constitution delegated
an act that creates a state act of admission
powers that national government have historically possessed inherent
federal money or other resources given by he federal government to state and local governments grants-in-aid
a system of government that divides power between a national and state governments federalism
legal process where fugitive from one state is returned to that state Extradition
powers that are possessed by both the national and state government concurrent
agreement between states and foreign nations Interstate compacts

    Customize    

The Constitution and American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Principles of the Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Foundations of American Government Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

U.S. Constitution Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

The 7 Principles Of The United States Constitution Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

The belief that the government is subject to the will of people POPULARSOVEREIGNTY
A government in which citizens rule through elected representatives REPUBLIC
Government with limited powers strictly defined by law LIMITEDGOVERNMENT
A form of government in which power is divided between the federal government and state government FEDERALISM
power specifically given to congress in the constitution (one of the three powers in federalism) ENUMARATEDPOWER
power belonging only to the states (one of the three powers in federalism) RESERVEDPOWER
power shared by the states and federal government (one of the three powers in federalism) CONCURRENTPOWER
A principle by which powers are divdied among different branches of goverment to make sure no branch has too much power SEPERATIONOFPOWERS
The lawmaking branch of government LEGISLATIVEBRANCH
The branch of the government that carries out the law that is headed by the president EXECUTIVEBRANCH
The branch of government that interprets the law it includes the court JUDICIALBRANCH
The system which each branch of government limits the powers of other branches so that one branch does not become too powerful CHECKSANDBALANCES
The liberties of an individual to pursue goals without interference from other individuals or the government INDIVIDUALRIGHTS
Gurantee of basic freedoms and liberties (first ten amendments) BILLOFRIGHTS
the basis or fundamental source of the constitution SEVENPRINCIPLES

    Customize    

Government Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize    

Unit 3 The Federal System of American Government Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

This word search contains the following answers:

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

    Customize    

The United States Constitution Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

This word search contains the following answers:

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

    Customize    

Unit 4 Vocabulary Review Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

This crossword contains the following questions and answers:

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

    Customize