Executive Branch

Executive Branch

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administration the officials in the executive branch of government under a particular chief executive
ambassador a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity
biennial taking place every other year
budget allow or provide a particular amount of money in a budget
bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Cabinet a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government.
checks and balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
commission a group of people officially charged with a particular function.
commute reduce (a judicial sentence, especially a sentence of death) to one less severe.
diplomacy the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.
Electoral College (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
electors a person who has the right to vote in an election.
embassy the official residence or offices of an ambassador.
executive agencies An executive agency is a part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate, to carry-out some part of the executive functions
executive departments includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments
federalism the federal principle or system of governmentthe principles of the Federalist Party
government the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
impeach charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct.
order of succession
pardon
regulatory commission
reprieve
State of the Union
separation of powers
veto

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