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Ch. 7


Electoral College a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
Elector 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 person's punishment until a higher court can hear the case
amnesty a pardon to a group of people
foreign policy a nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
national security primary goal of american foreign policy
treaty a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries.
executive agreement an agreeement between the president and the leader of another country.
ambassador an offical representative of a country's government
trade sanction the alternative you face if you decide to do one thing rather than another
embargo an agreement among a group of nations that prohibits them all from trading with a target nation
cabient 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 agency federal board or commission that is not part of any cabinet department
government corporation a business owned and operated by the federal government
political appointee a person appointed to a federal position by the president
civil service worker person hired into a government position
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 their qualifications.
civil service center the practice of hiring government workers on the basis of open, competitive examinations and merit.
Created by: mikaylamurchison



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