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counter-terrorism
Military and political activities intended to combat terrorism
grassroots
People organizing at the local level around the nation
budget deficit
Amount by which spending exceeds revenue
line-item veto
Used by the president to cancel any individual items within
a spending bill
gross domestic product
Value of all the goods and services produced in a nation in
a year
impeach
To make a formal accusation of wrongdoing against a public
official
incumbent
Candidate that currently holds an office
Internet
Worldwide linking of computer networks
ozone
Layer of gas that protects life on Earth from the cancercausing
rays of the Sun
global warming
Steady increase in average world temperatures
terrorism
Use of violence by groups against civilians to achieve a
political goal
coup
Overthrow of the government
bankruptcy
Selling off everything one owns to pay debts
deregulation
Cutting the rules and regulations government agencies placed
on businesses
federal debt
Amount of money owed by the government
glasnost
Opening Soviet society to new ideas
perestroika
Moving away from the government’s near-total control of the
economy to more democracy and local economic planning