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Politics of the United States
AP GOV- Chapter 13 Vocab
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A position of authority or public visibility, especially a political office, from which one may express one's views.
Limits presidents to 2 terms of office
Vice president becomes president if president is dead, disabled, or removed from office
White House political scandal growing out of a break-in at the Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate apartment-office complex leading to resignation of President Nixon in 1974.
National Security Control
Council that determines means by which domestic, foreign, and military policy can best be integrated for safeguarding the national security.
Council of Economic Advisers
A board, consisting of 3 members established in 1946 to advise the president on economic matters.
Office of Management and Budget
The division of the Executive Office of the President that prepares and administers the federal budget and improves management in the executive branch.
An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future.
A council advising a president, sovereign, etc, especially the group of ministers or executives responsible for the government of a nation.
When voters cast their ballots for congressional candidates of the president's party because they support the president.
War Powers Resolution
A federal law intended to check the president's power to commit the United States to an armed conflict without the consent of the U.S Congress.
Representative of a territory in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Executive Office of the President
Consists of immediate staff of the current President of the United States and multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President.
The discretionary right claimed by certain U.S presidents to withhold info from Congress or the judiciary.
An order having the force of law issued by the president of the U.S to the army, navy, or other part of the executive branch of the government.
A situation where there is difficulty passing laws that satisfy the needs of the people.
A president is given the benefit of the doubt and treated well by the public, the media, and members of the Congress for a few months.
A formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public official.
Impoundment of funds
An action taken by the President in which he or she proposes not to spend all or part of a sum of money appropriated by Congress.
Agencies that exist outside of the federal executive departments (those headed by a Cabinet secretary)
An official in the final period of office, after the election of a successor.
A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
A provision that allows a congressional resolution to nullify a rule making or other action taken by an executive agency.
The power of a president, governor, or other elected executive to reject individual provisions of a bill
Fringe benefits of office (privileges granted to employees in addition to their salaries and benefits)
An indirect veto of a legislative bill by the president or a governor by retaining the bill unsigned until it is too late for it to be dealt with during the legislative session.
The head of an elected government; the principal minister of a sovereign or state.
A government in which the same party controls both the White House and both parties of Congress.
The power/right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc. of another branch to reject bills passed by the legislature.
White House office
Presidential staff who oversee the policy interests of the President
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