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Administration A team of executive branch officials appointed by each president who carry out the priorities of the president
Ambassador Official representatives to foreign countries
Biennial Occuring every two years
Budget Plan for spending money
Bureaucracy An organization of government departments, agencies, and offices
Cabinet An important group of policy advisors to the president, made up of the executive department heads and a few other officials
Checks and Balances a system that allows each branch of a government to amend or veto acts of another branch so as to prevent any one branch from exerting too much power.
Commission form of municipal government that vests all legislative and executive authority in a small board of commissioners
Commute To change to something less severe
Diplomacy The relations and communications carried out between two countries
Electoral College The electoral system used in electing the president and vice president, in which voters vote for electors pledged to cast their ballots for a particular party's candidates
Electors members of a party chosen in each state to formally elect the president and vice president
Embassy American Soil: Official residence of an ambassador in a foreign country. – Place when you can get asylum
Executive Agencies administers the President's policies on international trade.
Federalism system of government in which power is divided by a constitution between a national government and the regional (state) governments
Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community
Impeach Accuse government officials of wrongdoing.
Order Of Succession the order in which persons may become or act as President of the United States if the presiding President becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns, or is removed from office
Pardon Ability to shorten prison sentences, correct judicial errors, and protect citizens from future prosecution.
Regulatory Commission performs specialized duties and has the power to make rules and bring violators to court
Reprieve to delay the impending punishment or sentence of
State Of The Union the speech that sets forth the programs and policies that the president wants Congress to put into effect as laws
Seperation Of Powers powers and responsibilities are divided among the legislative branch, executive branch, and judicial branch.
Veto To Reject
Executive Departments a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States.

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