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.
The presidential power to nullify specific provisions within a bill, which was found to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
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
The Act that prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activity.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Federal Election Campaign Act
Hatch Act of 1939
Ethics in Government Act of 1978
A large and complex organization of non-elected officials.
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.
A broad alliance of interest groups, individuals, journalists, policy experts, and researchers who unite in order to promote a change in government policy.