Presentation on theme: "Warm Up. U.S Government V Canada's Government The law of the Land United States Constitution- the foundation and framework for our laws and the government."— Presentation transcript:
The law of the Land United States Constitution- the foundation and framework for our laws and the government.
Limited versus Unlimited (Government) Limited Government- the power of the government is restricted by laws Unlimited Government- Leader has almost all the power What type of Government do we have in the United States?
An example of unlimited government is a dictatorship In an unlimited government the personal freedoms of the citizens are much less.
U.S. and Canada's Organized government United States 1.Executive 2.Legislative 3.Judicial Canada’s Government 1.Head of State 2.Legislature 3.Judiciary
Executive The president -enforces laws -Commander and chief -conducts foreign affairs -cabinet includes secretaries of the 14 executive departments -Signs bills into law or (veto's) The Queen/Prime Minister -The Queen is the figure head -The Queen appoints the prime minister - Prime Minister in charge of day to day activity
Legislative Parliament -Two bodies -House of Commons and the Senate -Determine the laws and policies -The leader is the Prime Minister -Senators are chosen by the prime minster Congress -Two houses -House and Senate -Senate= 50 members -House= 435 members -Shared and separate responsibilities -Writes and approves bills
Judicial Supreme Court -Made up of the chief Justice and 8 other justices -Determine cases which have been appealed from the provincial courts Supreme Court (U.S ) - Made up of the chief Justice and 8 other justices - Ensures laws and treaties are constitutional