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executive article
Establishes the presidency and gives the executive power of the federal government to the president.
mass media
those means of communication that reach large audiences, espicially
imperial presidency
term used to describe a president as an emperor who acts without consulting congress or acts in secrecy to evade or decieve congress; often used in referene to Richard Nixon's presidency.
executicve order
a directive, rule, or regulation that has the effect of law.
ordinance power
power of the president to issue executive orders; originates from the constitution and acts of congress.
treaty
a formal agreement between two or more sovereign states.
executive agreement
a pact between two or more sovereign states
recognition
the exclusive power of the president to recognize foreign states.
persona non grata
an unwelcome person; used to describe recalled diplomatic officials
line-item veto
a president's cancellation of specific dollar amounts from a congressional spending bill.
reprive
the postponement of the execution of a sentence.
pardon
legal forgiveness of a crime.
clemency
mercy or leniency granted to an offender by a chief executive.
commutation
the power to reduce the length of a sentence or fine for a crime.
amnesty
a blanket pardon offered to a group of law violators.