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Mr. Lowskowski American Government

Executive Branch

the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws


the chief executive of a republic

Chief Executive

term for the president as vested with the executive power of the united states

Oath of Office

oath taken by the President on the day he takes office, pledging to "faithfully execute" the office and "preserve, protect, and defend" the Constitution

Electoral College

the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice-president

Indirect Democracy

a system of government that gives citizens the opportunity to vote for representatives who will work on their behalf

Commander in Chief

term for the president as commander of the nation's armed forces

State of the Union

, an annual speech in which the president addresses congress to report on the condition of the country and recommend policies

High Crime and Misdemeanors

what a president can be impeached about, and determines what is bad enough to be removed

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