the principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government.
Attorney General
An agreement with legal force, in particular.
A body of advisers to the president, composed of the heads of the executive departments of the government.
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy.
Executive department and the treasury of the United States federal government.
Department of Treasury
Originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army, also bearing responsibility for naval affairs
Department of war
limited jurisdiction, meaning they can only hear cases authorized by the United States Constitution or federal statutes.
Federal court system
the act of impressing people or property into public service or use.
make of no use or value; cancel out.
a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
The head of a country's postal service.
Postmaster General
an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
responsible for making and conducting foreign policy.
State Department
the rights and powers held by individual US states rather than by the federal government.
States Rights
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers' income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.
a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders.
Custom duty
something, typically money, that is owed or due.
an official ban on trade or other commercial activity with a particular country.
review by the US Supreme Court of the constitutional validity of a legislative act.
Judicial Review
the official power to make legal decisions and judgments.
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
nation does nothing to assist or impede a belligerent (warring) power.
Neutral Rights
nation does nothing to assist or impede a belligerent (warring) power
a formally concluded and ratified agreement between countries.
an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.