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A political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them Democracy
A theory of government and politics contending that societies are divided along class lines and that an upper-class elite will rule, regardless of the formal niceties of governmental organization. Elite and Class Theory
(government) the system or form by which a community or another political unit is governed Government
The sum total of the value of all the goods and services produced in a nation Gross Domestic Product
A theory of American democracy contending that groups are so strong that government, which gives in to the many different groups, is thereby weakened. Hyperpluralism
Institutions that connect citizens to government. The mass media, interest groups, and political parties are the three main linkage institutions. Linkage Institutions
A fundamental principle of traditional democratic theory. In a democracy, choosing among alternatives requires that the majority's desire be respected. Majority Rule
A principle of traditional democratic theory that guarantees rights to those who do not belong to majorities and allows that they might join majorities through persuasion and reasoned argument. Minority Rights
A theory of government and politics emphasizing that politics is mainly a competition among groups, each one pressing for its own preferred policies. Pluralist Theory
the issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actually involved in politics at any given point in time Policy Agenda
A condition that occurs when no coalition is strong enough to form a majority and establish policy. The result is that nothing may get done. Policy Gridlock
The effects a policy has on people and problems. Impacts are analyzed to see how well a policy has met its goal and at what cost. Policy Impacts
The branches of government charged with taking action on political issues. The U.S. Constitution established three policymaking institutions-the congress, the presidency, and the courts. Today, the power of the bureaucracy is so great that most political scientist consider it a fourth policy making institution Policy Institution
The process by which policy comes into being and evolves over time. People's interests, problems, and concerns create political issues for government policymakers. These issues shape policy, which in turn impacts people, generating more interests, problems, and concerns. Policymaking System
A set of basic values and beliefs about one's country or government that is shared by most citizens and that influences political opinions and behaviors Political Culture
an issue that arises when people disagree about a problem and how to fix it Political Issue
Main form = voting. Also joining political party, volunteering on political campaign, campaign contributions, running for office Politic Participation

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AP Gov. & Politics Crossword Puzzle

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Courses of Action, Regulatory measures, & laws contributing to a given topic under government concern. public policy
The belief that the greater number should receive greater power. majority rule
Set of issues & policies organized into categories that they fall under, also topics being discussed by governmental supervision. policy agenda
The action of speaking behalf of or the state of being represented. representation
topics debated within the political system. political issue
The institutions through which public policies are made for society. government
The Process determining the selection of leaders & the policies they pursue. politics
A political group that campaigns on one issue only. single issue group
the process by which policy comes into being & evolves overtime policy making system
A structure within a society that connects the people to the government or centralized authority linkage institution
refers to a situation when there is trouble passing a law that satisfies the needs of the people. policy gridlock
When 2 or more states, groups, or sources of authority coexist pluralism
regulations that are created to specifically protect members of no dominant racial or ethnic groups. minority rights
when several states, groups, or sources of authority are so strong the function of the government collapses. hyperpluralism
System of government in which the citizens have great power in government functions & politics. democracy
the effect that government policy and its administrative practices can have on something. policy impact
when one state, group, or source of authority is in charge. elitism
popular political beliefs shared amongst society. political culture

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AP Government/Politics Chapter 1 Vocabulary Words Crossword

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refers to controversies debated within the political system political issue
a set of issues, problems, or subjects, that gets attention from people involved in policymaking like government officials policy agenda
the set of attitudes, beliefs, and sentiments which give order political culture
a structure within a society that connects the people to the government or centralized authority linkage institution
government policies that affect the whole population public policy
by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state government
the effects a policy has on people and problems policy impacts
a decision rule that selects alternatives which have a majority, that is, more than half the votes majority rule
a system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives democracy
a system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives minority rights
a social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated pluralism
an organization that is devoted exclusively to advocating one particular position on one particular policy issue single issue groups
the belief or attitude that some individuals who form an elite elitism
a theory of government and politics contending that groups are so strong that government is weakened hyperpluralism
when the ratio between bills passed and the agenda of the legislature decreases policy gridlock
we select out governmental leaders by this process politics
when the President and his staff draft and pass a new crime bill policymaking system

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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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AP Government Vocabulary - Skylar Carr Crossword

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an approach that separates itself from direct lobbying through the act of asking the general public to contact legislators and government officials concerning the issue at hand, as opposed to conveying the message to the legislators directly. grassroots lobbying
Congress- A group of members of congress sharing some interest or charasticics. State- A system for selecting conventional delegates used in about a dozen mostly rural states in which voters must show up at a set time and attend an open meeting to express their presidential preference. caucus
Government controlled directly by citizens. Procedures in some states such as the initiative, the referendum, and the recall give voters a direct impact on policymaking and the political process by means of the voting booth and can therefore be considered forms of direct democracy. direct democracy
Federal grants given more or less automatically to states or communities to support broad programs in areas such as community development and social services. block grants
an unintentional failure to notice or do something oversight
is a trend or process whereby a large portion of the electorate abandons its previous partisan affiliation, without developing a new one to replace it. It is contrasted with realignment. dealignment
Use of the federal budget- taxes, spending, and borrowing- to influence the economy; along with monetary policy, a main tool by which the government can attempt to steer the economy. It is almost entirely determined by Congress and the president. fiscal policy
a regular election of candidates for office, as opposed to a primary election general election
a type of primary election used to choose candidates who will run in the general election. In a closed primary, only voters registered for the party which is holding the primary may vote. closed primary
Ends a filibuster in the Senate motion for cloture
a political committee that can solicit and spend unlimited sums of money super pac
A way of organizing a nation so that 2 or more levels of Government have formal authority over the same land and people. It’s a system of shared power between units of government. federalism
The process where individuals in a society acquire political attitudes, views, and knowledge based on inputs from family, schools the media and others. political socialization
those specifically named in the Constitution. They are sometimes called delegated powers or enumerated powers. expressed powers
occurs whenever one Congress meets after its successor is elected, but before the successor's term begins. lame duck period
general elections in the United States that are held two years after the quadrennial (four-year) elections for the President of the United States midterm election
the privilege of sending mail without payment of postage. franking privilege
A communication by someone other than a citizen acting on her/his own behalf directed to a governmental decision maker with the hope to influencing her/his decision. lobbying
an individual's stance on a given issue, policy, or person is more likely to be strictly defined by their identification with a particular political party party polarization
Legal briefs submitted by a “friend of the court” for the purpose of influencing a court’s decision by raising additional points of view and presenting information not contained in the briefs of the formal parties. amicus curiae
A judicial philosophy in which judges play minimal policymaking roles, leaving that duty strictly to the legislatures. judicial activism
political journalism of elections that resembles coverage of horse races because of the focus on polling data, public perception instead of candidate policy, and almost exclusive reporting on candidate differences rather than similarities. horse race journalism
: Activities of members of Congress that help constituents as individuals, particularly by cutting through bureaucratic red tape to get people what they think they have a right to her. casework
A mutually dependant and advantageous relationship between interest groups interesting in a particular policy, government agencies that administer that policy, and the congressional committees and subcommittees that handle it. issue network
a team of men and women seeking to gain office in an election political party
practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan gerrymandering
the staff that work within the white house white house staff
a strategy unique to the Senate whereby opponents of a piece of legislation use their right to unlimited debate to prevent the Senate from ever voting on a bill filibuster
regulations originating with the executive branch, method that presidents can use to control the bureaucracy executive orders
an electoral “earthquake” where new issues emerge, new coalitions replace old ones, and the majority party is often displaced by the minority party, critical election periods are sometimes marked by national crisis and may require more than one election to bring about a new party era critical election
federal projects, grants, and contracts available to state and local governments, businesses, colleges, and other institutions in a congressional district pork barrel spending
policies for which congress has obligated itself to pay X level of benefits to Y number of recipients entitlements
the practice of exchanging favors, especially in politics by reciprocal voting for each other's proposed legislation. logrolling
Government manipulation of the supply of money in private hands monetary policy
a constitutional doctrine that ensures states cannot enact laws that take away the constitutional rights of American citizens that are enshrined in the Bill of Rights selective incorporation
a view that the Constitution should be interpreted according to the original intent of the Framers and many conservatives support this view original intent
the legal right to vote in political elections suffrage
the pattern of spending, taxing, and providing grants in the federal system fiscal federalism
a writ seeking judicial review writ of certiorari
the process of taking legal action litigation
expenditures that are determined by how many eligible beneficiaries there are for a program or by previous obligations of the government and that Congress therefore cannot easily control uncontrollable spending
the belief that one’s political participation really matters and that there one vote can make a difference political efficacy
the regular pattern in which women are more likely to support Democratic candidates, in part because they tend to be less conservative than men gender gap
an electoral district that returns one office holder to a body with multiple members such as a legislature single member districts
a type of veto occurring when Congress adjourns within 10 days of submitting a bill to the president and the president simply lets the bill die by neither signing or vetoing it pocket veto
is the process of drawing United States electoral district boundaries redistricting
in elections in the United States, is a political campaign communication that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate that is not made in cooperation, consultation or concert with or at the request or suggestion of a candidate, candidate’s authorized committee or political party. independent expenditures

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Ch. 1 American Government Crossword

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territory is defined by this Borders
a recognized organization Institution
makes laws and frames Public Policy Legislative
ability and prevent action Power
number of characteristics in the State Four
what is the basis of government and politics Society
Ethnic term Nation
geographic term Country
legal term State
everything the government decides to do Public Policy
what three things do the three Government Branches have in common Law
pure democracy Direct democracy
One person hold ultimate political power Dictatorship
System based on religious laws Theocracy
Law executing Executives
Body of people Population
how many steps are involved in the process of politics Three
the power and make and enforce without the consent of higher authority Sovereignty
How many things are the government responsible to do Six
What does the government establishes Justice
government insures domestic Tranquility
what type of democracy did the founding father institution Indirect
totalitarian Authoritarian
"Government of the people, by the people" Gettysburg Address
"we the people" Constitution
constitution Preamble
government conducted only by the people Democracy
theory that God created the state sovereign DivineRightOfKings
might makes right SocialContract
one person or small group claimed control over territory Forcetheory

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Types of Government Crossword

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Type of democracy where citizens elect leaders to represent them in government Representative
A small group that rules a country after taking it by force Junta
One person has all the power Autocracy
Type of democracy where citizens are involved in day-to-day government Direct
Recognizes God as the ultimate authority in government and law Theocracy
One leader has absolute control over citizens' lives Dictatorship
Citizens hold the political power Democracy
A small group of people has all the power Oligarchy
People are not subject to any nation or government Anarchy
A king or queen rules the country monarchy

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Elections and Voting Crossword

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A way for citizens to vote on state or local laws Referendum
A series of statements expressing the party's principles, beliefs, and positions on election issues. Platform
A political party that challenges the two major parties Third Parties
The right to vote Suffrage
A meeting of political party members to conduct party business Caucus
A geographical are that contains a specific number of voters Precinct
The votes cast by individual voters in a presidential election, as opposed to electoral votes Popular Vote
Representatives from the 50 states party organizations who run a political party National Commitee
Political organization established by a corporation, labor union, or other special-interest group designed to support candidates by contributing money PAC
A strong party organization that can control political appointments and deliver votes Political Machine
A number that is more than 50 percent of the total Majority
The most votes among all those running for a political office Plurality
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the President and Vice President Electoral College
A special election in which citizens can vote to remove a public official from office Recall
The list of candidates for which you cast your vote Ballot
A system of government in which two parties compete for power Two party system
The first election that takes place to find out who will be the candidate for that party Primary election
The recorded version of a vote Poll
Held when no candidate wins a majority Runoff
Method of voting for people who cannot go to the polls on election day Absentee voting
Topics do public interest Issue
A way for citizens to propose laws Initiative

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Forms Of Government Crossword

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people elect representatives to make decisions on their behalf republic
ultimate authority rests in a single national government unitary system
small group of powerful people make most government decisions; membership based on wealth (aristocracy), family or military power oligarchy
having a president that is elected by the people for a limited term in office presidential system
political unit with the power to make and enforce laws over a group of people living within a clearly defined territory state
the formal institutions and processes through which decisions are made for a group of people government
one person or small group holds unlimited power over government dictatorship
government is headed by one person, such as a king or queen who exercises spreme authority monarchy
form of gov't where citizens come together to discuss and pass laws and select leaders direct democracy
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
process by which government makes and carries out decisions politics
supreme power to act within its territory and to control its external affairs sovereignity
king answerable only to God, not to the people he rules divine right of kings

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Civics Vocab Crossword

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Pre-justice in favor of or against, any one thing, person or group Bias
a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election candidate
the system by which a state or community is controlled Government
Formal set of principal goals which are supported by a political party Party Platform
is a group of people who come together to contest elections and hold power in the government PoliticalParty
System of politics of politics and government political system
People living together in a more or less ordered community Society
any and all political parties in the United States other than one of the two major parties Third Party
a system where two major political parties dominate politics within a government TwoPartySystem
the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character Symbolism
is a method of formally presenting an argument in a disciplined manner Debate
a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office election
A quality or accomplishment that makes someone suitable for a job/activity Qualifications
any voluntary association that seeks to publicly promote and create advantages for its cause Interest Group
paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress Lobbying
the means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, magazines, and the Internet, that reach or influence people widely Media
A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity Petition
Public Agenda is a nonprofit organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive and complex issues Public Agenda
Public policy is the principled guide to action taken by the administrative executive branches of the state with regard to a class of issues in a manner consistent with law and institutional customs Public Policy
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view Propaganda

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U.S. Government Crossword

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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

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