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Chapter 6, the Executive Branch, vocabulary

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Presidential succession
the order in which the office of president is to be filled
state of the union address
the speech that sets forth the programs and policies that the president wants Congress to put into effect as laws
foreign policy
the government's plan for interacting with the other countries of the world
diplomacy
the art of interacting with the foreign governments
treaties
a written agreement between the U.S, and other countries
reprieve
to delay the impending punishment or sentence of
pardon
is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it.
secretary
a person who is head of an administrative department of government(cabinet member)
attorney general
Head of the Department of Justice
ambassadors
the highest-ranking U.S. representatives in foreign countries
consul
a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
passport
documents that allow U.S. citizens to travel abroad
visas
allows foreigners to come to the U.S.
embassy
a diplomatic building where ambassadors live or work
joint chiefs of staff
the executive agency made up of the highest-ranking officers of the army, navy, and air force
independent agencies
smaller and more focused than departments; mst report to the president
regulatory commission
performs specialized duties and has the power to make rules and bring violators to court
bureacracy
the many departments and agencies in the executive branch of the federal government