Presentation on theme: "Democratic Governments There are two major kinds of representative democratic governments: Parliamentary Presidential Parliamentary vs. Presidential."— Presentation transcript:
Democratic Governments There are two major kinds of representative democratic governments: Parliamentary Presidential Parliamentary vs. Presidential
Parliamentary Democracy Voters elect members to the Parliament (legislature) Parliament has two Houses: House of Commons and House of Lords
Parliamentary Democracy House of Commons: The Political Party with the most votes in the House of Commons chooses the Prime Minister, the government’s leader with no set length of term.
Parliamentary Democracy House of Lords: Little power with most members being nobles having inherited their titles
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy that has a constitutional monarch. Kings, queens or emperors share power with elected legislatures. Generally the kings are nothing more than figureheads (ceremonial) Queen Elizabeth IIQueen Elizabeth II The government is a democratic one that limits the monarchs power. Example: Great Britain
Presidential Democracy Now let’s look at what a PRESIDENTIAL democracy looks like…….
Presidential Democracy Voters elect representatives to represent them Voters elect the president. Therefore, in the presidential system, people have a more direct say about those who serve in two branches of the government : Legislative Executive