AP Govt Ch.11 vocab

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Chapter 11 Vocab


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

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