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administration The act of running a business or organization, etc…
ambassador A diplomat sent from another country as a official representative for a foreign country
biennial An event that occurs every 2 years
budget An estimate of income for a period of time
bureaucracy A system of government where important decisions are made by the state government officials rather than elected representatives
Cabinet A body of advisers to the president composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government
Checks and balances Where the system of government is regulated by counter balancing influences
commssion group of people officially charged with a particular function.
commute reduce a judicial sentence to one less severe
diplomacy typically by a country's representatives abroad, it's the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations.
Electoral college a body of people who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president representing the states of the US
electors A person who has the right to vote in an election
embassy the offices or residences of the ambassador
executive agencies a part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate, to carry out some part of the executive functions of the United Kingdom government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government or Northern Ireland Executive.
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 governing body of a nation, state, or community.
impeach to accuse an official of wrong doing
order of succession the order in which persons may become or act as President of the United States if the incumbent President becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns, or is removed from office
pardon To request the speaker to repeat something because that person did not hear or understand it.
regulatory comission Agencies where they enforce country's interstate transmission and pricing of a variety of energy sources
reprieve To cancel or postpone a punishment
State of the Union A yearly address delivered by the president of the US to Congress every January to give administrations view of the state of the nation and plans for legislation
Separation of powers The act of vesting the branches powers of government in separate bodies
veto A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by the law-making body

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