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Title Instructions / Description Sample Puzzle Hints Difficulty
Current Events What general committee would Congress use to pass a new tax?. What is the title of the president that allows him to negotiate treaties and deal with other countries (two words no space). Why did Trump win the election if he didn't win the popular vote? (two words no space). True or false: Trump has the power to nominate a cabinet?. Who does Trump have to go through to pass new taxes?. Big
Science magma that reaches Earth's surface. a property of minerals that tells the color of powder left behind when the mineral is scratched along a white or black tile. the way a mineral splits or breaks along flat surfaces. a type of rock that forms when sediments are pressed together in layers. rock whose form has been changed by heat or pressure. Older Children
Foundations of American Government Publisher of New York Weekly Journal, who was arrested for criticizing the governor of New York. This led to the right of Freedom of Press. . Pattern of trade that developed in Colonial times among the Americas, Africa, and Europe.. American colonist in January 1776, inspired many by publishing, Common Sense. He wanted complete independence from Britain.. An organization formed to oppose the stamp act. . 'Great Charter' is another name for this. King had to sign this. It limited power of monarchs. It also protected nobles privileges and authority. Also it granted certain rules to landholders.. Big
Concepts Relating to Government Use the clues to complete the Crossword Puzzle the right to vote in political elections of a country. all the people in a country or area who are entitled to vote in an election. is a group people who share the same ideas about the way the country should be governed. . the right to vote in public elections. A paper handed to each voter on election day to be marked, showing the names of the candidates (and sometimes the parties) who are standing for election. Hard
Seven Principles of the Constitution Person required to defend himself/herself in a legal action. One branch of government can watch another branch. People exercise their power by voting. People guaranteed certain rights and privileges. Division of government roles and power into branches. Big
7 Principles of Government Put a (-) between each word. a form of government in which people elect representatives to create and enforce laws. A particular section or item of a series in a written document. How many articles does the constitution have?. personal liberties or privileges(2 words). the division of basic government roles into three branches(3 words). Adult
Bush 41 Administration Bush sent more than 12000 U.S. troops into Panama to remove this leader and arrested him for drug trafficking. This Soviet leader's resignation on December 25, 1991 marked the end of the Cold War. After Iraq was attacked by coalition forces, Saddam Hussein launched SCUD missiles into this nation in hopes of bringing other Arab nations to his defense. The Bush administration imposed economic sanctions against South Africa to force the release of this anti-apartheid leader. Bush's breaking of his promise not to raise these probably cost him reelection . Hard
Constitutional Concepts It gives each branch control over the other branches. How a president can get thrown out. A documentthat sets everyone has thes undeniable rights. Known as Father of constitution. Is made up of electors who represent the voters of each state. Big
The Spirit of Independence a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.. a person who remains loyal to the established ruler or government, especially in the face of a revolt. a member of a class of American militiamen who volunteered to be ready for service at a minute's notice. the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter. written order issued by a court instructing a law enforcement official. Older Children
Constitution Read the hint carefully. Then put the word or phrase in the correct place. There are no spaces when you write the words. This is the length of a term for the Supreme Court. . This is the power for the Supreme Court to review the laws and decide if they are constitutional. . This is the length of a term for president. . This is how many years a term is for the House of Representatives. . This branch of government has the power to carry out the laws. . Older Children
Franklin D. Roosevelt Complete the crossword. A part of Roosevelt’s second New Deal, which provides money to the retired, children, the disabled, and the unemployed.. One of the three R's, which is to lay the foundation of economic growth.. One of the three R's, which is to ease the suffering of Americans.. Radio talks about issues of public concerns, clearly explaining Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.. The U.S. president who created the 'New Deal.' (First name, middle initial, last name). Big
The President's Job Description 'Executive of Power'. Acknowledged leader of the political party that controls the executive branch. Main architect of American foreign policy and the nations's chief spokesperson . Main architect of public policy. Ceremonial head of the government. Big
Imperialism Game of the week! a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.. a policy proposed by the US in 1899,under which all nations would have equal opportunities to trade in China. . an 1854 agreement between the US and Japan, which opened 2 japanese ports to US ships and allowed the US to set up an embassy in Japan.. Has it's own internal government, but under control of another country. a 1900 revolt in China, aimed at ending foreign influence in the country. . Hard
Rise of the Democrats Complete the crossword below the social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy.. officially opened August 1st 1831.. a large house or mansion in the English countryside. . people of royal blood or status.. a superpower country.. Big
Trump Wins Election All of the votes by qualified voters in a region or country.. An irrational fear or dislike of people from other countries.. The practices of a government to put goods imported from another country at a disadvantage to products produced in the home country.. The group of people chosen, according to population by state, to vote for the President.. A period of time in the business cycle when unemployment rises and businesses suffer.. Big
Roosevelt in Office _____ Inspection Act required the United States Department of Agriculture to insure that meat sold in the U.S.A. was clean and healthy. name given to Theodore Roosevelt reforms. the Teddy Bear was named after this president. head of the United States Forest Service. Pure _____ and Drug Act prohibited the sale, manufacture and shipment of impure or falsely labeled food and drugs. Older Children
Foreign Defense Policy A relationship between two or more people, regions, nations or other entities in which each is dependent on the other for necessary goods or services.. a government's strategy in dealing with other nations. a group tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence. international organization formed in 1945 to increase political and economic cooperation among member countries.. a union of oil producing countries that regulate the amount of oil each country is able to produce.. Big
Our Constitution The senate must pass treaties by this fraction of votes. The president can make these with other countries. The house can bring these charges against the president. Presides over the senate. The length of the term in the house of representatives. Older Children
Military No Spaces between the words a escort or an accompaniment by ships or troops. reenlisting. a branch of the army made up of units trained to fight on foot. One of WWII axis of power. Restroom. Hard
Judges Key Terminology The main aim of the judiciary. Magistrates and jurors. The outcome of a case. To be a high court judge. Chartered legal executive. Big
John Glenn Glenn represented _____ (what state) in the U.S. Senate?. Glenn served how many terms as a U.S. Senator?. Branch of the service Glenn joined. First astronaut to orbit the earth. Glenn flew combat missions in World War . Older Children
The American Revolution Use the clues given to fill out the crossword puzzle. States 1st Constitution: Articles of. 12 amendments became known as the Bill of _______. What treaty gave the Americans independence?. Month that the colonies declared independence. Last Stuart ruler; Queen. Big
Supreme Court _____ is the process of proving someone guilty or not guilty to the jury and all the evidence is showed.. The process where bail can be set, and judge decides if trial is necessary is called _________ _______.. ______________ _____________ is an 'election' of Supreme Court justices.. The process that takes place at the police station, where the record the arrest is called _______.. There are 94 trail courts for criminal and civil cases that were created by congress in 1789 known as _______ _____ _____.. Big
Amendments and Presidents this amendment grants the right to not have to quarter soldiers . this amendment prohibits the government from denying citizens the right to vote based on race or previous slavery . amendment that grants the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure . 7th President of the US also nicknamed Old Hickory . 4th president of the US also nicknamed Father of the Constitution . Hard
Congress Do you know Congress? A type of representation in which representatives have the same racial, gender, ethnic, religious, or educational backgrounds as their constituents.. Either in HOR or Senate majority party, In HOR the majority leader is subordinate in the party hierarchy to the Speaker of the House. . The chief presiding officer of the House of Representatives, they can influence the legislative agenda, the fate of individual pieces of legislation and member’s positions within the house. Legislative committees formed of members of both House and Senate. . A party member in House or Senate responsible for coordinating the party’s legislative strategy, building support for key issues, and counting votes. . Big
Congress two-year period when Congress meets. to lie under oath. to begin a new session of Congress. money assigned to a particular use. being removed. Big
Jesse Jackson toward the front; in the direction that one is facing or traveling.. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.. a civil rights movement leader who was friends with martin luther king jr.. an institution for educating children.. make or become different.. Big
Declaration of Independence an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.. having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical.. an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.. close relationship or connection.. honest; impartial.. Hard
Imperialism These people were in control of the Philippines, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. . Exagerration of stories.. Warned nations in the Americas that if they didn't pay their debts the US would get involoved.. To promote eqyal access for all nations to trade in China. . This is where the Spanish-American War started. . Hard
Legislative Branch Complte the Crossword below punishes a person without a trial. oddly shaped election district. duties and powers the Congress has in additional to making laws. a population count. punishes for action that was not illegal when committed. Big
Government Amendment that gave women the right to vote. THE RIGHT TO HOLD GUNS AND SHOOT THINGS ('Merica!). Lowers the voting age to 18. Plan proposed that would base votes on population. Amendment that requires law enforcement to have probable cause before they can search or seize a citizens property. Very Difficult
Supreme Court Find out the words for the puzzle using the hints. A court composed of military personnel, for the trial of those accused of violating military law.. A transcript of proceedings made in trial court. An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up the record in a given case for review, from the Latin meaning “to be more certain”.. In a civil suit, the person against whom a court action is brought by the plaintiff, in a criminal case, the person charged with the crime.. The power of a court to hear a case first, before any other court . Hard
Types of Government A small group of people who have control of a country or countries. A government in which a cabinet of composed legislatures nominate a leader.. A system of government by one person with absolute power.. A system of government where the head is also head of state and leads an executive branch.. A government in which the leader is head of state and leads an executive branch.. Older Children
Branches of Government The President has to be born a ______ of the United States.. How many Supreme Court justices have to vote yes to take a case?. The Supreme Court holds session from October through _____.. How many Senate members does each state elect?. The President is the leader of which branch?. Big
Branches of Government The President has to be born a ______ of the United States. How many Supreme Court justices have to vote yes to take a case?. The Supreme Court holds session from October through _____.. How many Senate members does each state elect?. Which branch is responsible for enforcing laws?. Big
Branches of Government The President has to be born a ______ of the United States. How many Supreme Court justices have to vote yes to take a case?. The Supreme Court holds session from October through _____.. How many Senate members does each state elect?. Which branch is responsible for enforcing laws?. Big
Current Events Who was the American Republican presidential nominee? . Who is Syria's closest ally?. In which Syrian city was ISIS first formed?. What fruit is threatened by a fungus and facing extinction within the next 20 years?. Who is the leader of Syria?. Big
Elections Vocabulary over U.S. Presidential elections The votes cast by regular citizens on election day. . A state marked by a certain color on election maps that normally represents Democratic states.. A formal survey of voters leaving polling places on Election day, asking for which candidates they voted.. One of the two major U.S. political parties that is normally Liberal in their beliefs.. A way for citizens to vote by mail when they cannot get to their polling place.. Hard
Judicial Branch Federal judges serve for. A detailed explanation or the legal thinking behind a court’s decision in a case. Only district courts have a judge and _____. . An official decision by a judge or a court that settles a case and may also establish the meaning of a law. The court’s calendar, showing the schedule of cases it is to hear. Hard
Voter Behavior A special tax, demanded by states, as a condition of voting.. Voter identification intended to prevent fraudulent voting.. The process by which people gain their political attitudes and opinions.. A term used to describe people who have no party identification.. The practice of voting for candidates of only one party in an election.. Big
Navy Raising and lowering of the National Ensign, the American flag and organization flags. Newly appointed petty officers that are drunk with rank, think they are in charge, and can order subordinates around. The equipment used in mooring or anchoring a ship. Candy, gum or cafeteria, sometimes called pogey bait. Coupon or receipt booklet. Big
Navy The right side of a nautical vessel. Was an essential part of the Vikings' navigation equipment. The term today means someone who is honest, forthright. A mop. Loose from moorings and out of control. Applied to anything lost or out of hand. Older Children
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
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
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
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
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
The Clinton Era The agreement reached at this Ohio city in Nov 1995 finally stabilized the Balkan region of Europe. A real-estate scandal from Clinton's days as a governor which plagued him throughout his presidency. Clinton and Janet Reno came under intense criticism for the handling of the Branch Davidian crisis near this Texas city. Clinton's efforts to bring peace to the Middle East failed when this 'Palestinian' leader rejected all proposals at the Camp David summit. Clinton worked closely with this Russian leader to reduce the threat of a nuclear exchange between these 2 superpowers. Very Difficult
The Path to the Constitution Changes to the Constitution. Those who were against the new Constitution. The first ten amendments to the Constitution. Event that showed people how weak the national government was. Former Virginia governor who opposed the Constitution due to the fact he thought it made the state governments less important. Older Children
Political Parties Two major parties compete for control of the government. Candidates are represented according to the amount of the popular vote that they received. Only one party exists or routinely controls the government. An electoral system where the person with the most votes wins, even if they do not receive a majority of votes. Many political parties exist and complete for control of the government. Big
 
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