Presentation on theme: "Constitutional Monarchy vs. Democracy"— Presentation transcript:
1Constitutional Monarchy vs. Democracy By Mr. CoreyConstitutional Monarchy vs. Democracy
2Executive (President vs. Prime Minister) United States has a Presidential System. The president is elected by the popular vote and electoral college.The apex of main power is the President (Commander and Chief)Similar to the president.Parliamentary System, Prime Minister holds office and power.Only can hold power if he or she has a majority of Votes in the House of Commons.
3President Vs. Prime Minister President holds a lot more power than Prime MinisterConsidered Commander in chief. Can issue orders that become THE LAWChecks and Balances polices the presidents power.Leads the governmentPrime minister has a great amount of power for passing laws.Prime minister has more ability to pass laws than president (no check and balances)
4Constitution Constitution Acts of Parliament US has a written constitutionLaws and Bill of Rights state the general mission of our country.UK does not have a single document.Has constitutional provisions (laws) that are scattered all over the Parliament.
5Constitution Continued Acts of ParliamentConstitution is very hard to change and in some cases impossible to change.Acts of Parliament can be changed by majority in legislature.
6Political Parties United States UK Democratic and Republican Parties dominate the politics in the United States.Independents only have a small part of the vote.Conservative and Labour are the two main parties.UK Independence Party holds some power.
7Elections and Campaigns USUKElections for PresidentCandidates are elected by the peopleElection Lasts two yearsPrime Minister’s term is generally 5 years but the Prime Minister can call an election at any time.It is considered cowardly to wait the full 5 years.Candidates are chosen by the partyElections last just 4 weeks.