This Executive Branch vocabulary quiz covers the most important vocabulary words with respect to the U.S. President and the Federal Bureaucracy. The terms on this test deal with all aspects of the Executive Branch including Presidential elections, powers, limitations on powers, the Vice Presidency, and the Bureaucracy.
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.
A pact between the executive branch of the U.S. government and a foreign government, without ratification by the Senate.
Free trade agreement
A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.
Hatch Act of 1939
Federal Election Campaign Act
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.
Lame duck period
Cooling off period
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.
The presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.