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Chap. 7

TermDefinition
electoral college people named by each state legislature to select the pres. and v.pres.
elector person appointed to vote in presidential
pardon a declaration of forgiveness
executive order rule or command that force of law
reprieve order to delay punishment
amnesty a pardon to a group of people
foreign policy nation's plan for dealing with other nation
national security ability to keep the country safe
treaty formal agreement between governments
executive agreement agreement between the pres and another country
ambassador a country's official representative
trade sanction imposing trade barriers
embargo an agreement among a group of nations
cabinet a group of advisers to the president
federal bureaucracy agencies and employees of the executive branch
independent agency federal board or commission
government corporation owned and operated by federal government
political appointee person appointed to a federal position
civil service worker worker in a government position
civil service system a practice for hiring government workers
spoils system rewarding people with government jobs
merit system hiring people into government jobs
Created by: MadisonTriska