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Executive Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Executive orders a rule or command that has the force of law
War Powers Act is a federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S. Congress.
White House Office employing task forces, committees, and informal groups of friends. Budget Reform Act of 1974
National Security Council is usually an executive branch governmental body responsible for coordinating policy on national security
Domestic issues domestic issues such as tax rates and highway construction
Red Tape excessive bureaucracy or adherence to rules and formalities
Bureaucracy complex systems with many department, many rule, and many people
Electors person appointed to vote in presidential elections
Pardon a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
Reprieve an order to delay a person punishment until a higher court can hear the case
Anmesty a pardon to a group of people
Treaty a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries.
Embargo an agreement among a group of nation that prohibit them
Cabinet a group of adviser to the president
Civil service system the practice of hiring government worker on the basis of open
Electoral college a group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
Presidential succession it incapacity, death, resignation, or removal from office
Ambassador an official representative of a country's government
Diplomat a person who can deal with people in a sensitive and effective way
Trade Sanction imposed by one or more countries on a number of different countries
Merit system hiring people into government jobs on the basis of their qualifcation
Spoils System rewarding people with government jobs on the basis of their political support
Created by: Benitez1306