chapter 13 vocab.

Chief Of State
Chief Of State
Ceremonial head of government
Chief Executive
Chief Executive
Executive Order ( Not a law that has power of a law)
Chief Administrator
Chief Administrator
Director of the Federal Government, in which he directs the large government bureaucracy
Chief Diplomat
Chief Diplomat
Architect of foreign policy
Commander in Chief
Commander in Chief
A person who is in control of all the armed forces of a nation.
Chief Legislator
Chief Legislator
Recommends or suggests law
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Chief of Party
Chief of Party
term for the president as the leader of his or her political party
Chief Citizen
Chief Citizen
Role of the President as the representative of all of the people, working in the public interest
Presidential Succession
Presidential Succession
the order in which officials fill the office of president in case of a vacancy
Presidential Succession Act of 1947
Presidential Succession Act of 1947
25th Amendment
Balance the Ticket
Balance the Ticket
to choose a vice presidential running mate in order to help draw votes from all areas of the country
Presidential Elector
Presidential Elector
The persons elected by the voters to represent them in making a formal selection of the President and Vice President.
Electoral Vote
Electoral Vote
the official vote for president and vice president by electors in each state
Presidential Primary
Presidential Primary
An election in which a party’s voters (1) choose State party organization’s delegates to their party’s national convention, and/or (2) express a preference for their party’s presidential nomination
Winner-Take-All
Winner-Take-All
an election system in which the candidate with the most votes wins
Proportional Representation
Proportional Representation
An election system in which each party running receives the proportion of legislative seats corresponding to its proportion of the vote.
Caucus
Caucus
a private meeting
National Convection
National Convection
a meeting or assembly held nationally on a certain matter at hand.
Platform
Platform
A document stating the aims and principles of a political party
Electoral College
A group of people named by each state legislature to select the president and vice president
Keynote Address
Keynote Address
speech given at a party convention to set the tone for the convention and the campaign to come
Swing Voter
Swing Voter
Voters who frequently swing their support from one party to another.
Battleground State
Battleground State
aka swing states. A state in which no candidate has overwhelming support, meaning that any of the major candidates have a reasonable chance of winning the state’s electoral college votes
District Plan
District Plan
electors would be chosen in each State in the same way as members of Congress
Proportional Plan
Proportional Plan
each President candidate would recieve the same share of a state’s electoral vote as he recieves the instate popular vote
Direct Popular Election
Direct Popular Election
proposal to do away with the electoral college and allow the people to vote directly for President and Vice President
National Popular Vote Plan
electing President by each state’s election laws provide for states electoral votes to be winner and enter into an interstate compact agreeing to elect the pres by national popular vote