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government chapter 9 vocabulary

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mandate
from the people
forum
medium for discussion
executive orders
rules that have the force of law
impoundment
fourth tool
reprieve
grants a postponement of legal punishment
pardon
a release from legal punishment
amnesty
group pardon to people for an offense against the government, often in a military situation
patronage
or appointment to political office, rewards the people who have helped get a president elected
treaties
formal agreements between the governments of two or more countries
executive agreements
can make them with other countries
de facto
which is when a president does not hold the office but still practices
covert
secret
executive privelege
the right of the president and other high-ranking executive officers, with the president's consent, to refuse to provide information to congress or a court