AP Govt Ch.11 Vocab

Chapter 11 Vocab
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Equivalent of a criminal charge against an elected official, removal of official from office depends on the outcome of the trial
Scandal that led to the forced resignation of President Richard M. Nixon
Executive Priviledge
Right of a president to with hold from other branches of governmental confidental communications with in the executive branch
Refusal by a president to spend money appropriated by Congress
Items on which a president wishes to postpone spending
Items on which a president wishes to cancel spending
White House Press Corps
Reporters from both print and broadcast media assigned to regulatory cover the president
Executive Order
Formal regulation governing executive branch operations issued by the president
The heads of the executive departments together with other top officials accoreded cabinet rank by the president
National Security Council (NSC)
"Inner Cabinet" that advises the president and coordinates foreign, defense, and intelligent activities
Honeymoon period
Early months of a presidents term in which his populatiry with the public and influence with the Congress are generally high
Political stalemate between the exec. and legis. branches arising when one branch is controlled by 1 major party and one by other
Rejection of a legislative act by the exec. branch in the US fed'l gov't overriding of a veto requires a 2/3rds majority in both houses of congress
Pocket Veto
Effective veto of a bill when congress adjourns with in 10 days of passing it and the president fails to sign it
Voting in Congress to enact legislation vetoed by the president; needs 2/3rds vote in both the house and senate
Line-Item Veto
Power of the chief executive to reject some portions of a bill without rejecting all of it
Diplomatic Recognition
Power of the president to grant "legitmacy" to of withhold it from a govt of another nation -to declar it rightful-
Executive Agreement
Agreement with another nation signed by the president of the US but less formal than a treaty b/c it doesn't require senate confirmation
Covert Action
Secret Intelligence activity outside US borders undertaken with specific authorization by the president
War Power Resolution
Bill passed in 1973 to limit presidential war-making powers, it restricts when, why, and for how long a president can commit US forces

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