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.
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.
Legally binding rules that are issued by the President to federal agencies.
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Hatch Act of 1939
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
Federal Election Campaign Act
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 presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
The period of time between the elections in November and the inauguration of the newly elected officials early the next year.
Cooling off period
Lame duck period
A policy-making alliance between congressional committees, interest groups, and the bureaucracy.