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Administration the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.
Ambassador an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country
Biennal taking place every other year
Budget an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time
Bureaucracy a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives
Cabinet (in the US) a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
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 the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad
Electoral College (in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president
Electors (in the US) a member of the electoral college.
Embassy the official residence or offices of an ambassador
Executive Agencies An executive agency is a part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate, to carry-out some part of the executive functions
Executive Departments The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch.
Federalism the federal principle or system of government
Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community
Impeach call into question the integrity or validity of (a practice).
Order of Succession An order of succession is the sequence of those entitled to hold a high office such as head of state or an honour such as a title of nobility in the order in which they stand in line to it when it becomes vacated
Pardon the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense
Regulatory Commission An independent agency responsible for regulating interstate oil and gas pipelines and sales, as well as the transmission of electricity from state to state
Reprieve cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death)
Ztate 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 an act of vesting the legislative, executive, and judicial powers of government in separate bodies
Veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body

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