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A team of executive branch officials appointed by each president
a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment.
taking place every other year
an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time
An organization of government departments, agencies, and offices
an important group of policy advisers to the president, made up of executive department heads and a few other officials
Checks and Balances
system used in order to keep one branch of government from getting too powerful
A group of people, or planning board, appointed to a certain job by a local government
to change a prison sentence to a less severe one
conducting negotiations and maintaining relations between nations
a body of people representing the states of the United States
people who promise to cast votes for the candidate selected by voters
the official residence or offices of an ambassador
part of a government department that is treated as managerially and budgetarily separate
branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch.
The division of powers between the states and the federal, or national, government
governing body of a nation, state or community
When a majority of the members of the house of representatives accuse the president or other high government official, such as a federal judge, of serious wrongdoing
Order of Succession
the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position line
a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of a crime, to be free and absolved of that conviction, as if never convicted
United States government agency, established in 1977 to oversee the country's transmission and pricing of a variety of energy resources
presidential power to postpone the execution of a sentence imposed by a court of law
State of the Union
an annual message to Congress in which the president reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program
Separation of Powers
dividing government power between legislative, executive, and judicial branch
Presidents power of rejected a bill and sending it back to Congress to be voted on again.