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Ap Gov Unit 2 list B vocab
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The issues that attract the serious attention of public officials and other people actively involved in politics at the time.
Agreements with other countries that do not need senate approval
Chief of Staff
The head of the White House staff.
Limits the president to two terms.
written by Alexander Hamilton; talks about the federal judiciary; judiciary must depend on other two branches to uphold its decisions
let the decision stand
An interpretation of the U.S. constitution holding that the spirit of the times and the needs of the nation can legitimately influence judicial decisions (particularly decisions of the Supreme Court)
a set of rules that guide employees of an agency in carrying out a program or service.
Conforming to a request or demand
Granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
veto, pocket veto
rejection of a bill
Formal orders issued by the president to direct action by the federal bureaucracy.
one party controls the White House and another party controls one or both houses of Congress
the president's use of his prestige and visibility to guide or enthuse the American public
Marbury v. Madison
This case establishes the Supreme Court's power of Judicial Review
a more or less consistent set of beliefs about what policies government ought to pursue
the court's decision
Power used by Congress to gather information useful for the formation of legislation, review the operations and budgets of executive departments and independent regulatory agencies, conduct investigations through committee hearings, and bring to the public's attention the need for public policy
Iron triangles/ issue networks
Also known as subgovernments, a mutually dependent, mutually advantageous relationship between bureaucratic agencies, interest groups, and congressional committees and subcommittees. They dominate some areas of domestic policymaking
A system of hiring and promotion based on the merit principle and the desire to create a nonpartisan government service.
term for the president as commander of the nation's armed forces
occasional written comments attached to a bill signed by the president
Constitution requires congress to confirm presidential appointees to high government posts.
Need for a vigorous executive
Allows the court to determine the constitutionality of laws
A judicial philosophy in which judges play minimal policymaking roles, leaving that duty strictly to the legislatures
A large, complex organization composed of appointed officials
Power of the purse
Constitutional power given to Congress to raise and spend money
Very strong, sometimes excessive support for one group, idea, or cause
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