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|officials in the executive branch of government under, chief executive.
|accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country
|occurring every two years
|a plan for raising and spending money
|an organization of government departments, agencies, and offices
|an important group of policy advisers to the president, made up of the executive department heads and a few other officials
|checks and balances
|the system that gives each of the three branches of government ways to limit the powers of the other two
|a group of people, or planning board, appointed to a certain job by local government
|to change (a prison sentence or other penalty) to a less severe one
|art of interacting with foreign governments
|a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
|members of the Electoral College who elect the president
|residence and office of an ambassador
|independent agencies responsible for dealing with specialized areas of government
|departments that play a direct role in governing the country by using the power given by the President to make and enforce regulations
|a system in which the power to govern is shared by the national government and state governments
|the power or authority that rules a country
|to accuse a governmental official of wrongdoing
|order of succession
|the order in which the office of president is to be filled
|a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
|independent agency that protects the public by controlling certain types of businesses and industries
|postpones the carrying out of a persons’ sentence
|State of the Union
|a yearly address delivered each January by the president of the US to Congress, giving the administration's view of the state of the nation and plans for legislation.
|separation of powers
|the separation of the three branches of government to prevent abuse of power
|a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.