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Constitution Crossword

By: Nick Williams 
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Separation of powers is a political doctrine originating in the writings of Montesquieu in The Spirit of the Laws where he urged for a constitutional government with three separate branches of government
Powers authorized by the constitution
Federalism is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government with regional governments
political philosophy in which governmental power is restricted by law, usually in a written constitution. It is a key concept in the history of liberalism.
a published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. Compare with slander.
establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land.
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is the act of exposing oneself (generally, by making a statement) "to an accusation or charge of crime; to involve oneself or another [person] in a criminal prosecution or the danger thereof."
Constitution grant the legislative branch a huge amount of authority over American national policy, both foreign and domestic
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the clause in the First Amendment of the US Constitution that prohibits the establishment of religion by Congress
the introductory part of a statute, deed, or the like, stating the reasons and intent of what follows.
the doctrine that the people are sovereign and a government is subject to the will of the people
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
A system of government that allows each branch of governemnt to veto acts of another branch
powers in nations with a federal system of government that are shared by both the federal government and each constituent political unit
court order that a magistrate, judge or Supreme Court official issues to authorize law enforcement officers to conduct a search of a person, location, or vehicle for evidence of a crime and to confiscate any evidence they find.
the right to vote in political elections.
the right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation
The rule of law is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to being governed by arbitrary decisions of individual government officials
Gives congress the ability to make laws governing matters such as details of interstate commerce not specially anticipated in the constitution
the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation: Compare with libel.