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What is a treaty?
A formal agreement between two or more sovereign nation-states.
What is an executive agreement?
A presidential agreement, not requiring the Senate's approval, with another head of state.
What is an elector?
A member of the electoral college
What is an electoral college?
People selected in each state who gather to formally cast their ballots for the President and Vice President of the United States.
What is an electoral vote?
The vote cast for President and Vice president my the members of the electoral college
What is presidential succession?
The specified procedure by which a vacancy in the presidency is filled.
What is the cabinet?
The groups of persons, heading 14 executive departments, appointed by the president to act as official advisers and help establish policy.
What is the administration?
The people and organizations that make up the executive branch of a government.
What is the War Powers Act?
A law, passed in 1973 that restricts the presidents' use of United States combat troops abroad and authorizes Congress to order the troops home.