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1 By Mr. Corey

2 Executive (President vs. Prime Minister) PresidentPrime 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.

3 President Vs. Prime Minister PresidentPrime Minister  President holds a lot more power than Prime Minister  Considered Commander in chief. Can issue orders that become THE LAW  Checks and Balances polices the presidents power.  Leads the government  Prime minister has a great amount of power for passing laws.  Prime minister has more ability to pass laws than president (no check and balances)

4 Constitution Acts of Parliament  US has a written constitution  Laws 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.

5 Constitution Continued ConstitutionActs of Parliament  Constitution is very hard to change and in some cases impossible to change.  Acts of Parliament can be changed by majority in legislature.

6 Political Parties United StatesUK  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.

7 Elections and Campaigns USUK  Elections for President  Candidates are elected by the people  Election Lasts two years  Prime 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 party  Elections last just 4 weeks.


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