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Unit 4 Vocabulary

Presidental Succession The order which the office of the prez is to be filled
Foreign Policy The Gov'ts 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 persons sentence
Pardon A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
State of the union address Televised speech from the president that tells the programs and policies the president supports
Commutation Making a convicted persons sentence less severe
Budget A plan for managing and spending money
Executive departments Play a direct role in governing the country. The prez gives them powers 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 Commissons A group of people charged with regulating something
Bureaucracy Govt or organization with many different departments and complex rules and procedures.
Federalism The system of govt in which the power is shared between national and state govts
Separation of powers Idea that govt should be divided into three branchesnto limit each power
Administration The executive branch consisting of the president, cabinet, and departments.
Veto Refusing to sign a bill
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