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SS Executive Vocab

Presidential Succession The order in which the office of the president is to be filled
Foreign Policy The governments plan for interacting with the other countries in the world
Diplomacy Art of the interacting with foreign governments
Treaties Written agreements with other countries
Reprieve Postpones the carrying out of a persons sentence
Pardon Forgives a person convicted of a crime and frees them from serving out their sentence
State of the Union Address Televised speech by the president that tells the programs and policies the president supports
Commutation Making a convicted persons sentence less severe
Budget A plan of income and spending
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 an a ambassador
Joint Chiefs of Staffs Highest ranking military officers of the army, navy and air forces
Independent Agencies Agencies that have specialized duties and help the president
Regulatory Commissions Agencies that have the power to make rules and bring violators to court (assist the president)
Bureaucracy Government or organization with many different departments and complex rules and procedures
Federalism A system of government in which power to govern is shared between nation and state governments
Separation of Powers Idea that government should be divided into three branches to limit each other branches power
Administration Executive branch consisting of the president, cabinet, and departments
Veto Refusing to sign a bill
Created by: EricP.



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