Unit 4 vocab. executive branch

Unit 4 vocab. 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 making a specific type of system for the use of money
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 balance all the branches of governments so ones not too powerful
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 he profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.
Electoral College 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 Agencies where they carry out laws for the executive branch
executive departments departments where the agencies stuff is
federalism the federal principle or system of government.
government `the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
impeach to accuse someone of something of wrong doing
order of succession first law passed by congress with VP and president
pardon the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense.
regulatory commission this regulates the executive commission
state of the union a yearly address delivered each January by the president of the US to Congress, giving the administration's view of the state of the nation and plans for legislation.
separation of powers powers given to all the different branches so they all have their own powers
veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
reprieve cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).

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