The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch

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administration the officials in the executive branch of government under a particular chief executive.
ambassador an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country
biennial taking place every other year.
budget an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.
bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Cabinet (in the US) 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 an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people.
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.
embassy the official residence or offices of an ambassador.
executive agencies Official U.S agencies in the Executive branch
executive departments a federal department in the executive branch of the US government
federalism Federalism in the United States is the constitutional relationship between U.S. state governments and the Federal government of the United States.
government the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
impeach charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct.
order of succession The order in which when the executive leader dies the second in command takes over and so on
pardon a request to a speaker to repeat something because one did not hear or understand it.
regulatory commission A federal Department that regulates certain things
reprieve cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
State of the Union
separation of powers
veto
electors a person who has the right to vote in an election.

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