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Unit 4

Executive Branch

TermDefinition
Administration The officials in the executive branch
Ambassador A diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country
Biennial Every other year
Budget Annual financial statement showing the governments proposed for the financial year
Bureaucracy When important decisions are made by non-elected representatives instead of elected
Cabinet A group of senior members of the executive branch of federal government
Checks and Balances Where each branch of government has some influence on the others so no one gets too in power
Commission Duty of group of people
Commute To change
Diplomacy Conducting negotiations and maintaining relations between other nations
Electoral College Indirect system of electing the President using Electoral College votes, 270 to win
Electors Someone who is eligible to vote in an election
Embassy The official headquarters of an ambassador
Executive Departments Executive branch defintion
Federalism Where federal and state share power with a national government
Government Governing body of a nation, state or community
Impeach To accuse a government official of wrong doing
Order of Succession The order in which people become president if the current dies, incapacitated, resigned or is removed from office
Pardon The action of forgiving
Regulatory Commission An independent agency in the US federal government
Reprieve Cancel or postpone a punishment
State of the Union Yearly address by the President
Separation of Powers Powers are divided through the three branches
Veto To reject a bill
Executive Agencies A government department that carries out a part of the executive functions
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