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Politics of the United States
Pearson Topic 6
Terms in this set (41)
administrative system, especially in a government, that divides work into specific categories carried out by special departments of non elected officials; rule by desks
A career government employee.
Characteristics of a bureaucracy
administration through departments
consists of unelected often highly trained professionals
formalities; paperwork; official procedure
The biggest bureaucracies in American government
Dept. of Defense, US Postal Service, Veterans Administration
Most current Executive Department started because of 9/11
Department of Homeland Security
the process by which a law or policy is put into operation - a function of the Federal Bureaucracy
Managing public affairs - A function of the Federal Bureaucracy
issue rules and regulations that impact the public -- function of the Federal Bureaucracy
The Federal Bureaucracy consists of. . .
Cabinet Departments, Independent Executive Agencies, Independent Regulatory Commissions, Government Corporations
Examples of Cabinet Departments
Department of State, Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security. . .
Examples of Executive Agencies
IRS, FBI, FDA, and EPA
Examples of Independent Regulatory Commissions
Federal Reserve Board, FCC, SEC
Examples of Government Corporations
US Postal Service, Amtrak, Tennessee Valley Authority
how president controls bureaucracy
power to appoint executive orders, reduce budgets, reorganize the bureaucracy
How does Congress oversee Bureaucracy
Confirms presidential nominations
creates and passes legislation to create departments
can investigate administration
shape laws that would be done by investigated administration
How do courts check the Bureaucracy?
judicial review, due process for individuals affected by bureaucratic action
a plan for the federal government's revenues and spending for the coming year
A 12-month pd, October through September, for planning the federal budget
issues or concerns within the US
person not in the military
an official in charge of a department of government
the head of the department of justice
President who created the tradition of having a cabinet.
the permanent professional branches of a government's administration, excluding military and judicial branches and elected politicians.
Granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
The same as patronage
A nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
issues or concerns about other countries around the world
A policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
Isthmus of Panama
Narrow land bridge that connects Central and South America -- T. Roosevelt encouraged a canal to built here
the cooperation of several countries in an alliance to strengthen the security of each.
An effort to preserve the peace through the threat of force
President at the end of WWII and beginning of Korean conflict
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted each other on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
The attempt to keep communism from spreading
DWIGHT EISENHOWER (IKE)
succeeded truman as president after his death, easily won 1952 presidential election due to his reassuring personality and record of service and loyalty
president during the Vietnam War after JFK was shot
A policy of reducing Cold War tensions that was adopted by the United States during the presidency of Richard Nixon.
president, 1981-1989, who led a conservative movement against détente with the Soviet Union and the growth of the federal government; some people credit him with America's victory in the Cold War
1968 and 1972; Republican; Vietnam: advocated "Vietnamization" (replace US troops with Vietnamese), Paris Peace Accords ended direct US involvement; Also opened communication with communist China
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