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40 Cards in this Set

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Executive Branch
the brach of government that carries out laws
a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment
an order to delay a person's punishment until a higher court can hear the case
a pardon to a group of people
foreign policy
a nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
trade sanctions
an effert tto to punish another nation by imposing trade barriers
a group of advisers to president that includes heads of 14 top-level executive deoartments
civil service system
the practice of hiring government workers on the basis of open, competitive examinations and merit
spoils system
rewarding people with government jobs on the basis of their political report
merit system
hiring people into government jobs on the basis of their qualifications
How many years is a presidential term?
4 years
What is the maximum number of years that a U.S. president can serve in office?
10 years
What happens if a opresident dies or leaves office?
the vice-president takes the power and duties
What did the President Succession Act do?
It stated the order of which presidentiency is takin if a preident dies or leaves office.
What was the purpose of the twenty-fifth amendment?
Preident Succession Act
What is the importance of the state of the union adress?
so that the president can come before a gathering of members of congresst odicuss the most important issues facing the nation and describe the new program of legistlation he would like to take up
Who has the power to make war?
congress and the president
What is the basic goal of American foreign policy?
national security whoch os the ability to keep the country safe from attack or harm
Why is international trade important to America?
it gives jobs to american workers, vital to economic properity, create markets for american products
Why would a country refuse to reconize another country's government?
if a country is thought to hold power illegally
What are some punishing tools sometimes placed on international trade?
trade sanctions, embargo, and terrorists
What foreigh policy tool does the presiden have to deal with international terrorism?
military force
Why did President Bush create the office of homeland security?
so a federal department couls consolidate the nations defenses against terrorist attack and better cordinate counter terrorism intelligence
What are the duties of the president's chief of staff?
advise him on legal matters
What is the role of the cabinet?
adiise the president on issues related to their departments
When does the cabinet meet?
Whenever the president determines that it is necessary
What are the requirements of a president?
35 yrs. old, native born citizen, and live in the U.S. for 14 years.
What are the president's benifits?
$400,00 salary yearly, $100,00 budget, free housing, retreat home/ campdavid, free medical care, and personal staff
What are the vice-preisident's benefits?
$250,000 salary yearly, $10,000 budget, free housing, free medical care, personal staff
Is there a limit on the vice-preident's term?
What is the order of succession?
Vice President
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Tresury
Dept. of Treasury
Don Snow/ responsible for collecting taxes and spending money
Dept. Defense
270 billion budget, largest in executive, made up of military branches/ Donald Rumsfield
Dept. of State
Condalezza Rice/ responsible for dealing with foriegn countries
Dept. of Justice
Headed by attorney general. They investigate a crime when a federal law is broken. The FBI is in this dept./Alberto Gonzalez
Dept. of Interior
manage the conservationand national parks/Gale Norton
Dept. of Agriculture
help farmers and consumers of farm products/Mike Jonhanus
Dept. of Laber
They are responsible for the safety of american workers. they control unfair business practices/ Elaine Chao
Dept. of Transportation
THey manage the nations highways, railroads, airlines, and sea traffic. THey promote transportation safety/norman mineta
Dept. of Homeland Security
This is the nations newest cabinet positions. It was started in 2001. THey are responsible for the general safety of all americans/michael chentoff