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civics

unit 4 vocabulary

TermDefinition
Presidential Succession The order in which the office of the president is to be filled
Foreign Policy The governments plan for interacting with other countries in the world.
Diplomacy The art of interacting with foreign governments
Treaties Written agreements with other countries
Reprieve Postpones the carrying out of a person’s sentence
Pardon A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment.
State of the Union Address Televised speech by the president that tells the programs and policies the president supports
Commutation Making a convicted person’s sentence less severe
Budget A plan for managing and spending money
Executive Departments Play a direct role in governing the country. The President gives them power to make and enforce regulations
Attorney General Head of the department of Justice
Embassy Residence and office of the ambassador
Joint Chiefs of Staff The highest ranking military officials from the Army, Navy, and Air Force
Independent Agencies Agencies that have specialized duties to assist the president
Regulatory Commissions • A group of people officially charged with regulating (monitoring) something • Have the power to make rules and bring violators to court
Bureaucracy Government or organization with many different departments and complex rules and procedures.
Federalism A system of government in which the power to govern is shared between national and state governments
Separation of Powers Idea that government should be divided into three branches to limit each branches power.
Administration The executive Branch consisting of the president, cabinet, and departments
Veto Refusing to sign a bill
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