Unit 4 vocab

Unit 4 vocab

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Term Definition
Presidential Succession The order in which the office of the president is to be filled.
Foreign Policy The governments plan for interacting with other countries in the world.
Diplomacy The art of interacting with foreign governments.
Treaties Written agreements with other countries.
Reprieve Postpones the carrying out of someones sentence.
Pardon A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from a punishment.
State of the Union Address Televised speech by the president that tells the programs and policies the president supports.
Commutatation Making a convicted persons sentence less severe.
Budget A plan for managing and spending money.
Executive Departments Play a direct role in governing the country. The president gives them power to make and enforce regulations.
Attorney General Head of the department of justice.
Embassy Residence and office of the ambassador.
Joint Chiefs of Staff The highest ranking military officials from the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Independent Agencies Agencies that have specialized duties to assist the president.
Regulatory Commissions A group of people officially in charge of regulating something.
Bureaucracy Government or organization with many different departments and complex rules and procedures.
Federalism A system of government in which the power to govern is shared between national and state governments.
Separation of Powers

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