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chapter 7

electoral college a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
electors person appointed to vote in presidential elections for the major candidates
executive order a rule or command that has the force of law.
pardon a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment.
reprieve an order to delay a persons punishment until a higher court can hear the case.
amnesty a pardon to a group of people.
foreign policy a nations overall plan for dealing with other nations
national security the ability to keep the country safe from attack or harm
treaties a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries.
executive agreement an agreement between the president and the leader of another country.
ambassador an official representative of a country government.
trade sanctions an effort to punish another nation by imposing trade barriers.
embargo an agreement among a group of nations that prohibits them all from trading with a target nation
cabinet a group of advisers to the president that includes the heads of 15 top-level executive departments.
federal bureaucracy the collective agencies and employees of the executive branch.
independent agencies federal board or commission that is not part of any cabinet department.
government corporations a business owned and operated by the federal governments.
political appointees a person appointed to a federal position by the president.
civil service workers person hired into a government position.
civil service system the practice of hiring government workers on the basis of open,competitive examinations and merit.
spoils system rewarding people with government jobs on the basis of their political support.
merit system hiring people into government jobs on the basis of the qualifications.
Created by: ashlyndowler