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2012 ELECTION BUZZ amendment that gave African-Americans the right to vote. Presidential Race incumbent. generally speaking, a government party that does not side with the democrats or the republicans. They support views from both sides on separate issues . 2012 Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate. 2012 Republican Presidential candidate. Teenage
A More Perfect Union Solve the puzzle A system by which each branch of government limits power of other branches. A period when economic activity slows and unemployment increases.. Special group of electors chosen to vote for president and vice president. Branch of government that executes, or carries out, the law;headed by the president. The branch of government that includes the courts that settle disputes and questions of the law. Big
A More Perfect Union A system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power. Corresponding in size or amount to something else.. A long and severe recession in an economy or market.. A body of electors chosen or appointed by a larger group.. Implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch. Big
Absolutism Monarchs tried to improve _________ by increasing their own power.. Territorial and ___________ conflicts between states led to almost continuous warfare.. Absolute Monarchy declares that the monarchy holds ultimate _____ over the government.. The idea that God created the monarchy. Absolute Monarchy was created in the _____________ century.. Older Children
Amendments soldiers can't stay in a private home without owner permission . no states can take away voting rights. protects unreasonable searches and seizures. bear arms. repealed the 18th amendment allowing sale and consumption of alcohol . Hard
American Citizenship individuals have the right to express their opinions and beliefs. an individual with certain rights & duties under a government. loyalty. making views known to public officials, usually in written form. describes a person not born in the U.S. who has become a citizen of the U.S. by taking a test and proving allegiance. Big
American Government the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.. the doctrine that the right of rule derives directly from God, not from the consent of the people. . the “great charter” of English liberties, forced from King John by the English barons and sealed at Runnymede. nearly as old as philosophy itself, is the view that persons' moral and/or political obligations are dependent upon a contract or agreement among them to form the society in which they live.. an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. . Big
American Government Answers with more than one word will not have a space between the words. The building where the President lives and works. The level of government responsible for issuing driver's licenses. The first 10 amendments to the Constitution. Is elected every two years. The building where Congress meets. Big
American Politics Proclamations made by the President that change government policy without congressional approval.. Checks and balances/a system in which each branch of government has some power over the others.. A set of objectives outlining the party’s issue positions and priorities in order to appeal to the voting populace.. The elected leader of the House of Representatives.. The process that determines what government does is called __________.. Big
American Presidents Complete the crossword puzzle, use the hints to help you. the only president who paid off the debt of the U.S.. is the shortest president the U.S. has ever had measured 5'4' tall. our current U.S. president. was the first president to die in office. nicknamed 'the gipper' because of his famous role as George Gipp in the film 'Knute Rockne-All American.'. Older Children
Andrew Jackson's Life and Presidency Nickname. how did he serve in the Florida Territory. How many wives. married who many times. 7th President of the U.S.. Older Children
Andrew Johnson A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made. The maintenance of a desired level of quality in a service or product. A new method, idea, product, etc.. The objects of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. A decision-making process surrounds any design. Older Children
AP Government a term used for certain gubernatorial offices, expressing the nature of their job being analogous to a head of government. The practice of exchanging favors esp. in politics by reciprocal voting for each other's proposed legislation. a particular legal philosophy of judicial interpretation that limits or restricts judicial interpretation. A high-ranking senator of the majority party who presides over the US Senate in the absence of the vice president. the process of allocating political power among a set of principles. Very Difficult
Bill of Rights nineteenth amendment. first amendment. sixth amendment. eighth amendment. seventh amendment. Big
Bill of Rights 1st. 6th. 4th. 22nd. 7th. Teenage
Bill of Rights 17th amendment allows for the direct election of __________. amendment that says no unreasonable search or seizure. Amendment that says people have the right to keep and bear arms. The 21st amendment _________ the 18th. Can't be taken away. Very Difficult
Bill of Rights The first ten [blank] make up the Bill of Rights. 7th amendment: trial by [blank]. Type of crime listed in 5th amendment. Military personnel listed in 3rd amendment. Document necessary to search property. Older Children
Branches of US Government Idea that allows different branches of government to limit the power of other branches of government. Idea that prevents one person or group from having too much control over the government. *Enforces/carries out laws, Article II of the Constitution, power to veto a bill sent to it by congress, power to appoint federal judges, power to lead the Armed Forces during a war, represents our nation in the world. Interprets laws, power to declare laws or actions by the government unconstitutional, Article III of the Constitution, power to sentence or decide the punishment for lawbreakers, power to settle disputes between states. The highest federal court in the US, consisting of nine justices, serve for live. Big
Canadian Politics in the 1920s He belonged to the Conservative party. . The most seats in the legislature or Parliament in a government system.. Became leader for the NDP. . Punished Conservatives for almost a decade. . Refused a request from the Prime Minister to dissolve Parliament. . Big
Canadian Politics in the 1920s Complete the crossword below People who could not find a lot work after the war. A new party that took many seats away from the Conservatives . Someone who promised to help when the East was in a economic depression but only made changes to his political advantage . People in Canada who were discriminated and forced to change their ways of living which caused the highest suicide rate in Canada. A party that had been broken up over the conscription crisis and delegates wanted a leader who would unite it once again. Big
Citizenship, Voting, and Elections Complete the crossword below representatives from the 50 state party organizations who run a political party. held when no candidate wins a majority of votes in the primary. a number that is more than 50 percent of the total. organization of individuals with broad common interests. meeting of local party organizers. Big
CIVICS Constitution and Bill of Rights 'Roe vs Wade' established __________ rights for women.. 'You have the right to remain __________.'. The 4th amendment protects people from ________ searches and seizures.. Must be passed by three-fourths of the state legislators.. A person found _______ by a jury may not be tried for the same offense.. Hard
Civil Rights Constitutional amendment, ratified in 1964 to outlaw the poll tax. 1858 Supreme Court case in which a slave sued for his freedom but the court ruled against him, because as a slave, he was not a U.S. Citizen. Theory favoring the political, economic, and social equality of men and women. Union created by Cesar Chavez to organize Mexican field hands in the West. Group of civil rights workers who took bus trips through southern states in 1961 to protest illegal bus segregation. Very Difficult
Civil Rights Social movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans. A type of demonstration where people enter a public building and refuse to leave until their demands are met. Went on for about a year until the Sumpreme court ruled that segregation on public transportation was illegal. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Made it easier for African-Americans to vote. Hard
Civil Rights bans slavery. doesn't allow discrimination against female students. used by the Supreme Court to determine constitutional validity of practice, esp race. overruled by Brown v Board of Education. guaranteed protections from government infringement. Hard
Cold War Leader of Soviet Union leader who allowed for more freedoms. What U.S. signed when withdrawing from Vietnam War. What the U.S. and Soviet Union became after WWII. U.S. policy to stop spread of communism. The communist side in the Korean War. Hard
Concepts of Comparative Politics Authoritarian systems dominated by a single charismatic figure.. The basic unit of political organization.. State with no constitutionally defined powers devolved to subunits.. One of the two fundamental components of politics.. Term for electoral mechanisms where seats are allocated by the party's share of the total vote.. Very Difficult
Congress a provision not likely to pass on its own merit that is attached to an important measure certain to pass. is the House sitting not as itself but as one large committee of itself. divisions of existing committees formed to address specific issues. are little different from bills, and when passed have the force of law. a procedure to bring a bill to the floor of the legislative body when a committee has refused to report it. Teenage
Congress Please fill in the correct words from the political dictionary. permanent committee in a legislative body to which bills of a specified subject matter are referred. unpopular provision added to an important bill certain to pass so that it will 'ride' through the legislative process. various tactics (usually long speeches) aimed at defeating a bill in a legislative body by preventing a final vote; associated with the U.S. Senate. division of existing committee that is formed to address specific issues. the presiding officer of a senate; in Congress, the Vice President of the United States; in a State's legislature, either the lieutenant governor or a senator. Hard
Congress The time or period through which something lasts. Many goals a government pursues. Assistants to the floor leaders in the House of Senates. To be distributed, as in the seats of the House of Representatives. A proposed law presented to a legislative body for consideration. Big
Congress two-year period of time . distribute, seats in legislative body . a proposed law . a period of time when congress assembles business . power to reject a bill passed . Older Children
Congress the number of members in the House of Represenatives. serve as assistant floor leader in the House. Legislative Chamber of Israel. only about 10 _____ go the the full house for a vote. Senate elections are done state-wide or_________. Hard
Congress Senators represent their _________________. Congress is the ____ making body . a ________committee is one made up of both members of each house. length of citzenship required to be in the House of Representatives. ___________ leaders act as spokespeople for their parties. Older Children
Constitution to consent or agree to. to select or designate to fill an office or position. the ability of each branch of government to exercise checks, or controls, over the other branches. act of official confirmation. the President in his role as commander of all armed forces. Big
Constitution Leader of majority in control.. Residing house in the house of representatives. . Commander-in-chief, nominates for federal agencies.. President disapproves a bill. Keep majority in line. . Older Children
Constitution Convention The first government of the United States was the Articles of ______________. James _______ is the father of the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention created a government with a stronger _______ government. George __________ was presiding officer of the convention. Congress will make no law until 1808 regarding the slave trade. Older Children
Constitutional Convention Congress couldn't outlaw slavery for how many years?. What was needed for the delegates to make the constitution?. What were the people called that knew a strong national gov. was needed?. What did smaller states fear?. Who didn't want taxes to make items harder to sell to Britain?. Hard
Constitutional Era statue of the state’s law in Fredericksburg, VA. to prevent one power from becoming supreme (too much power). wrote the Virginia Declaration of rights. first 10 amendments of the constitution. powerful during Thomas Jefferson's presidency. Big
Creating Congress temporary commitees. what dose AA stand for . all voters of each state elect senators. nearly all standing committees . how many kinds of commitiees dose congress have . Hard
Crime Scene - Do Not Cross location where a crime occured. A draft representation of all essential information and measurements at a crime scene.. Properties of evidence that can be attributed to a common source with a high degree of accuracy . any object that can establish that a crime has been committed. A precise rendering of the crime scene, usually drawn to scale.. Teenage
declaration of independence People break away from a country to form its own nation.. Each has_____ vote . congress created a system measuring and setting west of the appalachian mountains. . When a government is taking away the rights of citizens. citizens can_______. Is the idea that the power of government comes from the poeple.. Teenage
Declaration of independence People break away from a country to form its own nation.. Each state has_____ vote . congress created a system measuring and setting west of the appalachian mountains. . When a government is taking away the rights of citizens. citizens can_______. Is the idea that the power of government comes from the poeple.. Teenage
Democracy Join or work without being paid or rewarded. A part of a counrty. Surveying. Moving out of a country . Everybody must do it. Big
Democracy and Federation The union of several colonies or provinces into one federal government. A vote in private. Territory occupied by a settlement of people from a ruling country. Someone who acts for a large group of people. administered once every five years by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. . Teenage
Democratic Party Democrats support the right to choose to have this, even if the mother cannot pay.. Largely credited with writing the Constitution.. Used the Indian removal act of 1830.. Jackson is known for representing this.. At one time was the president of Princeton University.. Hard
Election Favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs. A person desgnated to act for represent another or others, deputy, represenatives, as in political convention. A place at or in which votes in an election cast. An orginization to gain power . An officer next in rank to a president's absence. Hard
Election Mixup! The amount of time a position is held.. A promise.. A person running for public office.. A discussion between people running for public office.. To make a decision.. Older Children
Eminent Domain In this case, Eminent Domain was denied because of the lack of evidence of blight, but redeveloped some parts of the city.. A temporary reduction or elimination of a tax for an individual.. A case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States involving the use of eminent domain to transfer land from one private owner to another private owner to further economic development. . The legal seizure of property by a government authority for public use, through the powers of eminent domain, in exchange for fair market value.. The income that is gained by governments through taxation. Hard
Executive Branch The result of the votes of all eligible voters. A body of advisers to the President, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government. Term for the President as the main architect of foreign policy and spokes person to other countries. The titular head of a nation as distinct from the head of the government. A head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces. Teenage
Executive Branch Who is the president pro tempore now. Who is the current head of the state department . Who was the 26th president. These are written agreements with other nations. This helps set up plans that guide our nations relationship with other nations. Older Children
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