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administration a team of executive branch officials appointed by each president
ambassador official representatives to foreign governments
biennial an event celebrated or taking place every two years
budget a plan for raising and spending money
bureaucracy an organization of government departments, agencies, and officials
cabinet an important group of policy advisers to the president, made up of the executive department heads and a few other officials
checks and balances the system that gives each of the three branches of government ways to limit the powers of the other two
commission a group of people, or planning board, appointed to a certain job by local government
commute to change a prison statement from a harsh one to a less harsh one
diplomacy the relations and communications carried out between countries
electoral college a body of people representing the states of the US to formally cast votes for the election of the president and the vice president
electors people who promise to cast votes for the candidate selected by voters
embassy the official residents or officers of an embassador
executive agencies department that is treated as managerially and budgetiarily seperate
executive departments primary units of the executive branch of the federal governments of the USA
federalism the division of powers between the states and the federal, or national, government
government a system which rules for its citizens, their job is to protect the citizens, provide goods and services, and needs
impeach when a majority of the member of the house of representatives accuse the president or other high government officials, such as a judge, of serious wrongdoing
order of succession an order of which someone may become or act as president, such as the vice president
pardon to use the executive power of a governor or president to forgive a person convicted of a crime.
regulatory commission each commission makes and carries out rules for a certain business or economic activity
reprieve to postpone the punishment of a person
state of the union a yearly address given by the president giving the administrations view of the state of the nation and plans for legislation
separation of powers dividing power among the three branches
veto a constitutional right to reject a proposal made by government

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