Unit 4 Vocabulary Unit 4 Vocabulary

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Administration the process or activity of running a business, organization, etc.
Ambassador a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a specified activity.
Biennial 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 a cupboard with drawers or shelves for storing or displaying articles
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 travel some distance between one's home and place of work on a regular basis
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 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
Executive department a person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority.
Federalism the federal principle or system of government.
Government the governing body of a nation, state, or community.
Impeach charge (the holder of a public office) with misconduct
Order of success the sequence of those entitled to hold a high office such as head of state or an honour.
Pardon the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense.
Regulator commission united states government agency .
Reprieve Cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
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 power 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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