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1 Terms to Know The Presidency

2 Acting President person who temporarily fills the role of an organization's president, either when the real president is unavailable (for example ill or on vacation) or when the post is vacant (for example because of death, injury, resignation, or dismissal)

3 Amnesty A group pardon to individuals for an offense against the government

4 Appointment/Removal Power The power of the President to “give” or “take” a persons job

5 Bureaucrat A person who works for one of the departments or agencies of the federal government

6 Civil Service System The principal and practice of government employment on the basis of open, competitive examinations and merit

7 Cabinet An advisory group that helps the President make decisions and set governmental policy

8 Deregulation To reduce the powers of regulatory agencies

9 Electoral College Group of electors that chooses the President and Vice-President

10 Executive Agreement An agreement, usually pertaining to administrative matters and less formal than an international treaty, made between chiefs of state without senatorial approval

11 Executive Order A rule issued by the President that has the force of law

12 Executive Privilege The presidents right to refuse to testify before, or provide information to, Congress or, a court

13 Government Corporation A business the Federal Government runs

14 Inauguration Ceremony where the President is officially sworn in

15 Item Veto The power to reject a particular section or item in a piece of legislation without vetoing the entire law

16 Pardon Release from legal punishment ture=related ture=related

17 Popular Vote The vote for a U.S. presidential candidate made by the qualified voters, as opposed to that made by the electoral college

18 Presidential Succession The order in which officials fill the office of President in case of a vacancy

19 Recognition Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for annual and lifelong commitment to volunteer service at home or abroad. The following are example

20 Reprieve The postponement of a legal punishment

21 Spoils System The practice of victorious politicians rewarding their followers with government jobs

22 State of the Union Message An annual message to Congress in which the President reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, Section 3).

23 Treaty A formal agreement between the governments of two or more nations


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