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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
Imperialism the adding of a region to territory. the british colony of india. a policy with a strong nation . lands surrounding the ocean. a policy that treats subject people different. Big
The Constitution To formally approve. To limit the powers in the branches of government. Senior members of the executive branch. First 10 Amendments to the Constitution. Rebellion by farmers in western Massachusetts. Hard
The Election Cycle the length of time the official serves in office. an important problem, concern or hope to discuss . results of a vote that are officially verifed. completion of a form in order to become a qualified voter. competition by rival candidates and parties for office. Big
First 10 Presidents Quiz 2 Fifth President. Fourth President. Seventh President. Eighth President. Third President. Big
Israeli Involvment with Donald Trump A dessert like area in the western portion of Israel considered Palestine.. Palistinians want half of this city.. The soon to be 45th president of the U.S.. The state that this entire evnt takes place in.. The Israeli Parliament.. 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
Roles of the President and Vice President Determine the Presidential role that matches the hint or hint that matches one of your vocabulary words Where the President resides. The President oversees federal (national) agencies, appointing their directors and creating policies to determine their goals during his term. . The President makes plans to make sure the federal government's budget is profitable.. The President oversees treaties (agreements) with other countries.. Presides over the Senate and helps decide if the President is disabled.. Older Children
State Capitals What is the capital of Kansas?. What is the capital of Illinois?. What is the capital of Mississippi?. What is the capital of Texas?. What is the capital of Colorado?. Older Children
Government amendment that prohibits unreasonable searches ans seizures. amendment that is right to bear arms. confirm by expressing approval. not extreme or partisian. first 10 amendements of US Constitution. Hard
Jimmy Carter Who was President before him?. What did he have installed in the White House?. Who became President after him?. What religion was he?. What he won in 2002. Big
The Supreme Court The person who the case is brought against. The opinion of the court. A court's list of cases. The person who brings a case against someone in court. The courtís decision in a case that is to be used as an example in future, similar cases. Big
Roots of American Democracy a group of individuals or states that band together for a common purpose. When a judge uses a decision that was based on things that happened BEFORE to make a decision now . to vote to accept a rule or a law. a representative to a meeting. a group of people in one place who are ruled by the government of another place. Big
Thurgood Marshall First African-American Supreme Court Justice. President (abbreviated) that appointed Marshall to the Court of Appeals. President Kennedy appointed Marshall to this US Circuit in 1961. An opinion that expresses disagreement with the majority opinion of the court; Marshall gave many of these. President Johnson appointed Marshall to this position in 1965; this position fights cases for the United States. Big
The Federal System Service states provide for federal government is to approve constitutional _______________.. States can not take away our civil liberties and _________.. Amendment that guarantees all Americans 'equal protection of the laws.'. State constitutions contain a _____ __ ________ expressing our individual freedoms.. States can not do this with other states unless the federal government approves.. Very Difficult
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
The Republicans Take Power Constitution is the supreme _____ of the land.. Last name of Jefferson's secretary of state.. Last name of man who challenged Madison and took his case to Supreme Court.. President Adams appointed Federalist to the court to ensure that they would __________ the courts.. Last name of Supreme Court Chief Justice who broadened the federal power at the expense of the states.. Very Difficult
Legislative Branch What term refers to people who are represented by a particular member of Congress?. Who serves as the assistant to the Speaker of the House?. Who presides over the House of Representatives?. Who serves as judge in an impeachment trial of the president? (2 words). Who has final authority to ratify any amendments?. Older Children
U.S. Presidents A LIBRARY WAS NAMED AFTER WHICH PRESIDENT?. WHO BECAME PRESIDENT IN 1901?. WHICH PRESIDENT'S WIFE IS CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT?. WHICH PRESSIDENT WAS KNOWN BY THE INITIALS FDR?. WHO BECAME PRESIDENT BASED ON OPENNESS AND HONESTY?. Hard
The Living Constitution President of the United States.. Authority to decide cases involving disputes over the law or behavior of people.. provisions of the Constitution that keep one branch from controlling the two brances.. Authority to decide whether a law is constitutional. Electors chosen by the states to elect the president and vice president.. Big
The United States Supreme Court Main duty of justices is to _____ and rule on cases.. Last name of president who refused to obey Chief Justice John Marshall's ruling.. Last name of man appointed by President John Adams as a justice of the peace.. Last name of chief justice who set forth principles of judicial review.. Agreements between the United States and other nations.. Very Difficult
The United States Supreme Court Main duty of justices is to _____ and rule on cases.. Last name of president who refused to obey Chief Justice John Marshall's ruling.. Man appointed by President John Adams as a justice of the peace.. Last name of chief justice who set forth principles of judicial review.. Agreements between the United States and other nations.. Very Difficult
Heads of States british prime minister. russian president. french president. afghanistan president. pakistan prime minister. Big
The Legislative Branch a member of the House must live in the ___ they represent. the will of the people is expressed through elected ___. the idea of people governing themselves is known as ___ democracy. the House has the sole power of ___. is a Representative dies, give up his/her seat, or is removed from office, the state ___ must call an election to fill the vacancy. Very Difficult
The Presidents: Washington to Monroe Use the hints to find the correct term that fits in the puzzle. She saved the portrait of George Washington. region that almost seceded. proved the opposite of the Whiskey Rebellion; weak vs. strong national government. war hero at Battle of New Orleans. Unpopular decision by Thomas Jefferson to cut off trade with England and France.. Very Difficult
Imperialism Least restrictive type of imperialism . Wanted share in governing process . Big country takes over little country for resources. Suez-Canal is located where . Most restrictive type of Imperialism . Big
The First Political Parties Adams feelings toward the three French agents who demanded a bribe.. Last name of fourth president of U.S. who opposed the Federalist.. Madison and Jefferson believed in a ______ interpretation of the Constitution.. Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions tried to _____ the power of the Federal government.. Resolution in this state claimed the Alien and Sedition Acts violated the Constitution.. Very Difficult
How Federal Courts Are Organized Magistrates may ______ court orders.. Length of time judges may hold their positions.. Federal district courts are the trial courts for __________ cases.. Judge sends a case back to a lower court to be retried again.. Mary Schroeder said, 'the role of female judges is not to feminize the courts but to __________ them.'. Very Difficult
System of Government Do the crossword puzzle below Is a form of government in which a small group of people holds power. Another form of authoritarian government is a dictatorship dictators. Rule by one person. A one-party system of government based on the idea of state ownership and government direction of property and industry. A representative democracy where citizens choose their lawmakers. Older Children
Foundations and Democracy Do the crossword puzzle A government in which citizens chose a smaller group to govern on their behalf. A form of democracy in which the people vote first hand. A freedom people possess relating to life, liberty, and property. The principle that a ruler or a government is not all-powerfull. A representative democracy where citizens choose their lawmakers. Adult
Government and Democracy Representatives are elected by the people to make decisions for them. A person of royal blood - queen, king, prince/princesses. A form of government were a few rich/privledged people have power. A person chosen to speak or act for others. A form of government where only one person is in power. Big
Our Leader's Our World a rule people must follow. a woman born to rule a country. a man born to rule a country. a country ruled by a dictator where people cannot vote or have choices. a leader who rules a country by force. Easy
Royal Family Great Granddaughter. Future King. The Queen's Highland holiday. The Queen's favourite dog. The Queen's London residence. Older Children
Royal Family Where the Queen spends her Christmas holidays. The Queen's pet. London residence. Male monarch. Special headgear. Older Children
The Executive Branch is an action by the House of Representatives that accuses the president, vice president or other civil officer of the United States of committing 'Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.'. a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law.. is an entity within the Executive Office of the President of the United States.. a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government.. the term used in the USA to refer to the situation in which one party controls the presidency while the other party controls Congress. In other words, one party controls the executive while the other party controls the legislature.. Hard
The President and Vice President Beautiful estate in the Catoctin Mountains where the president can relax.. Middle name of the first president to die in office.. Electoral College is an _________ method of electing the president.. President must be a native-born ________.. Each state does this to the electors that represent their state.. Very Difficult
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
How a Bill Becomes a Law Standing committees have _____ and death power over bills.. Unrelated amendments that are tacked onto a bill.. Resolutions that both houses of Congress have passed and the president has signed.. Bills can pass either house if a simple ________ of all members present vote in favor of it.. Bills that concerns individual people or places.. Hard
The Powers of Congress Fraction of Senate that has to vote to convict or remove a federal official from office.. Congress's legislative powers include dealing with foreign relations and ______. . Bills that are laws that create projects and establish how much money can be spent.. Congress can not pass bills of attainder which are laws that punish a person without a _____ trial.. Guarantee freedoms which Congress cannot ban.. Hard
Political Systems A political system where several regional (local) governments have the power. A political system where 1 central government has all the power. Power effectively rests with a small number of people. A multi-party system of government in which the executive branch is formally dependent of the Parliament's acceptance. Political system where only one person has political power. Older Children
How Congress Is Organized Oddly shaped district designed to increase voting strength of a group.. Presiding officer of the Senate is technically this person called the president of the Senate.. Means 'for the time being'.. _____________ and people represented by someone.. Number of sessions in one term of Congress. Big
The Articles of Confederation Country who closed the lower Mississippi River to American shipping.. Voluntary association of independent states. Ordinance of 1785 created these for western lands.. Congress could not deal effectively with these problems of the country.. Supreme power. Hard
 
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