Unit 4 Vocabulary

Unit 4 Vocabulary

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Term Definition
Administration A team of executive branch officials appointed by each President
Ambassador Official rep.s to foreign governments
Biennial "states that enact a consolidated two-year budget."
Budget Money amount planned to be spent around
Bureaucray Organization of government department, agencies, and offices
Cabinet An important group of policy advisers to the prez., made up of executive department heads and few other officials
Checks and Balances System which allows the 3 branches to limit power
Commision A group of people, or planning board, appointed to a certain job by local government
Commute To change the prison statement from a harsh one to a less harsh one
Diplomacy The relations and communications carried out between 2 countires
Electoral College System for people to cast votes to elect a pres.
Electors People who promise to cast votes for the candidate selected by voters
Embassy "The official headquarters of an ambassador"
Executive agencies "department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate,"
Executive departments "primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States."
Federalsim The division of powers between the states and the federal, or national government
Government A system which rules for its citizen, it's job is to protect the citizens, provide goods and services, and needs.
Impeach To charge somebody with the act of a wrong doing
Order of succession "is the order in which persons may become or act as President"
Pardon "to use the executive power of a Governor or President to forgive a person convicted of a crime"
Regulatory Commmision Each commision makes and carries out rules for a certain bussiness or economic activity
Reprieve "To postpone the punishment of a person"
State of the Union "annual message to Congress in which the president reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program"
Separation of Powers The 3 branches of government is divided into 3 branches, legislative, judicial, and executive
Veto The act of the pres. denying a bill to go into action and become a law

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