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AP Gov Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Vocabulary Terms

TermDefinition
22nd Amendment Limits President to two and a half terms in office
Impeachment Power of House of Representative to charge “civil officers” of “Treason, Bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Executive privilege Implied power to refuse to disclose classified information to Congress of judiciary
U.S v. Nixon (1974) President has no right to not comply with court order in a criminal trial
25th Amendment Provides details on what to do in case of vacancies in office of President and Vice President as well as procedures to deal with disability of President.
Cabinet Presidential advisers who head the Fifteen executive departments
Executive Agreement Government agreement entered into by the President that does not require senate approval
Line-item veto Ability of president to delete a part of a veto. Can still be blocked by 2/3rd’s majority in Congress.
War Powers Act Limited deployment of troops overseas to a sixty day period in peacetime, unless otherwise stated by Congress.
Pardon Power of president to restore rights and privileges to someone charged or convicted of a crime.
Inherent powers Powers that belong to the national government simply because it is a sovereign state.
New Deal The program of “Relief, Recovery, Reform” begun by FDR in 1933 to bring the United States out of the Great Depression
Executive Office of the President (EOP) Created in 1939 to help oversee the executive bureaucracy.
Patronage Jobs, grants, or other special favors that are given as rewards to friends and political allies for their support
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) The Office that prepares the president’s annual budget proposal, reviews the budget and programs of the executive departments, supplies, economic forecasts, and conducts detailed analyses of proposed bills and agency rules.
Executive Order Rule or order by President that has the effect of law.