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Administration the officials in the executive branch of government under a particular chief executive
ambassador an official representative to a foreign country
biennial an event celebrated or taking place every two years.
budget the amount of money needed or available for a purpose
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 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 a group of people officially charged with a particular function:
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 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 to carry-out some part of the executive functions of the United Kingdom government
executive departments he United States federal executive departments are the primary units of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States
federalism the federal principle or system of government
government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, often a state
impeach charge with treason or another crime against the state.
order of succession used to indicate that a letter or number occurs twice in succession
pardon forgive or excuse
regulatory commission independent agency of the United States government tasked
reprieve a cancellation or postponement of a punishment
State of the Union The State of the Union address is an annual speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress
separation of powers Federal Government. The framers of the Constitution saw that with the Articles of Confederation there was too much power given to the states and there was no executive branch/executor for the federal government
veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body

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