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Executive Branch Vocabulary
Honors Civics Vocabulary Chapter 9
Terms in this set (45)
The branch of government responsible for executing, or carrying out; the law.
President, head of executive branch.
A rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law.
Commander in Chief
A head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed force, the president.
War Powers Resolution
Troops may not remain combat for more than 60 days without approval of congress.
Joint Chiefs of Staff
The principal military advisory group to the president.
Representative of the US in relations with other countries, the president.
The set of plans for guiding our nation's relationship with other countries.
Formal agreements between nations.
The official representatives to foreign government.
Agreements with other countries that do not need senate approval.
State of the Union Address
Speech President makes to joint session of congress at the beginning of the legislative session.
Set of plans for dealing with national problems.
Reject a bill.
Plan of raising and spending money.
President, appoint judges to the supreme court as well as other federal courts, and can issue pardons and reprieves.
Release from punishment.
An official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses.
Most powerful and highest ranking official within a political party, the president.
Chief of State
Role of president, the chief public representative of a country who may also be head of government, the president.
An organization of government departments, offices., system of managing government through departments run by appointed officials
Team of executive branch officials.
Executive Office of the President
Made up of people the President chooses to help make foreign and domestic policy.
White House Staff
Trusted advisors and assistants.
Chief of Staff
The senior officer of a service or command with the news media and, using new management.
A senior advisor who provides advice on how to deal.
an executive officer ranking immediately below a president
Office of Management and Budget
the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget, Executive office responsible for helping the President write the federal budget and monitoring federal spending.
National Security Council
A body created to advise the President on foreign policy.
A federal , a department in the executive branch of the federal government
Dept. of Homeland Security
George Bush created after all. Federal department that administers all matters dealing with homeland security.
The date on which two hijacked airlines were flown into the twin towers.
head of the Justice Department and the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.
An official of society or other organization who conducts its correspondence and keeps its records.
An important group of policy advisors to the President.
Each one makes and carries out rules for a cartain business or economic activity.
Private business in that they make a profit.
The practice of a successful political party giving public office to supporter.
The system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability.
A member of the civil service.
The right to keep some information secret from congress and the courts.
US v. Nixon
Landmark vs. supreme court decision limiting the power of any US President.
Act passed due to 9/11 to adjust laws and protect citizens.
Territory sold by France to the US in 1803 comprising the western part of the Mississippi valley.
Cuban Missile Crisis
Discovery by the US of soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba.
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