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Executive Vocab.

Vocabulary for the executive branch

TermDefinition
executive order a rule or command that has force of law
pardon a declaration of freedom and forgiveness from punishment
reprieve an order to delay a person's punishment until a higher court hears the case
amnesty a pardon to a group of people
foreign policy a nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
treaties formal agreements between the governments of 2 or more countries
executive agreement an agreement between the president and the leader of another country
ambassador an official representative of a country's government
embargo an argument to stop trade with a certain nation
cabinet a group of advisors to the president that includes the heads of 15 top-level executive departments
federal bureaucracy the collective agencies and employees of the executive branch
War Powers Resolution Law that requires the president to notify Congress within 48 hours of sending troops to battle and giving 60 days to get Congressional approval to stay or declare war.
Governor the executive head of a state
Lieutenant Governor executive who is second in command of a state
commute reduce
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