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administration the officials in the executive branch of government under a particular chief executive.
ambassador a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.
biennial an event happening 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 a body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government.
checks and balances a system of organization used by the government used to balance out the work of each branch
commission an instruction, command, or duty given to a person or group of people.
commute to reduce a judicial statement
diplomacy the profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.
Electoral College a body of electors chosen or appointed by a larger group.
elector a person who has the right to vote in an election.
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 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 principles of the Federalist Party.
government he governing body of a nation, state, or community.
impeach call into question the integrity or validity
order to 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 the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense.
regulatory commission a United States government agency, established to oversee the country's interstate transmission and pricing of a variety of energy resources, including electricity, natural gas and oil.
reprieve a cancellation or postponement of a punishment
State 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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