FC: Bailey Katsarelis | Comparing Countries
1: THe U.S. Constitution was drafted in 1787, Ratification completed in 1788, effective in 1789; Federal System, Limited Power- 3 branches of gov. and a system of checks and balances. | United States
2: Executive Branch Chief of state: Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, President is both chief of state and head of gov. -Obama is the head of gov since 2009 -cabinet appointed by the president with the Senate’s approval -elections: there is an electoral system, president and VP serve 4 years (eligible for 2nd term) | 3 Branches of Government
3: Judicial Branch Supreme Court- consists of 9 justices, justices appointed for life | Legislative Branch Bicameral congress- senate and house of reps
4: Economy: Mixed economy- gov. and individuals share the economic decision making process. Gov serves to protect both producers and consumers from unfair policies and practices
5: Political Parties: Democratic, republic, and 3rd parties such as libertarian/Green party compete for power | How does the history of the country explain the way in which the government is organized? Established independence from Great Britain. Formed a democratic republic gov based on it | Top Imports: Industrial supplies (crude oil) 32.9% | Top Exports: Capital goods (telecommunications equipment, computer, etc) 49%
6: Mexico | Mexico | Constitution: latest approved 1917, amended last in 2012 -Federal-civil law system -Limited gov. power -3 branches of gov.
7: Political Parties Citizen’s movement, institutional revolutionary party, labor party, Mexican Green Ecological Party, National Action Party, New Alliance Party, Party of the Democratic revolution.
8: 3 Branches of Government | Executive President: Enrique Pena Nieta is chief of state and head of gov; cabinet: appointed by president; elections: president elected by popular vote for a single 6 year term
9: Judicial: Highest court: supreme court of Justice; judge selection and term of office: judges nominated by the president and approved by the Senate; judges serve for life | Legislative: Bicameral congress (6 year team) consists of senate and chamber of deputies. (3 year term)
10: History explains Gov. Based their gov. off of the United States gov. | Economy: Free Market- individual freedom is very important. Economic decisions are made by individuals competing to earn profits based on supply and demand.
11: Top Imports: metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft parts | Top Exports: manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton
12: United Kingdom | Legislative: Bicameral parliament consists of House of Lords-membership not fixed. -elections: House of Lords- no elections; House of Common
13: Executive Branch Chief of state: Queen Elizabeth II, Heir Apparent Prince Charles; Head of gov: prime minister David Cameron; Cabinet: cabinet of ministers appointed by prime minister; elections: the monarchy is hereditary. | Constitution: Unwritten, Unitary System, Limited Government
14: Political Parties: Conservative Alliance Party Labor Party Liberal Democrats Party of Wales Scottish National Party Sinn Fein Social Democratic and Labor Party Ulster Unionist Party United Kingdom Independent Party | HIstory of Gov: The government has always been a constitutional monarchy. They have always had a queen and the royal family.
15: Judicial Branch: judge candidates selected by an independent committee of several judicial commissions, followed by their recommendations to the prime minister, and appointed by Her Majesty The Queen; justices appointed during period of good behavior; subordinate courts: England and Wales- Court of Appeal, High Court, etc..
17: Economy: Market Top Imports: manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, foodstuffs Top Exports: Manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals, food, beverages, tobacco
18: China | Judicial Branch Supreme People’s Court= highest court; chief justice appointed by the people’s national congress; subordinate courts: higher people’s courts; intermediate people’s court; district and county people’s court, etc. | Constitution: adopted in 1982 and last amended in 2005. -Unitary System and Limited Government | Executive Branch Chief of state: President XI Jinping; head of gov: Premier LI Keqiang; cabinet: state council appointed by National People’s Congress; elections: President and VP elected by National People’s Congress
19: Legislative Branch Unicameral National People’s Congress
20: CHINA | History of Gov. China has always been communist which explains why its gov. is organized like it is today. | Economy Market Political Parties Chinese Communist Party/ CCP
21: Top Imports electrical and other machinery, oil and mineral fuels; nuclear reactor, boiler, and machinery components; optical and medical equipment, metal ores, motor vehicles; soybeans Top Exports electrical and other machinery, including data processing equipment, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, integrated circuits
22: Greece | Executive Branch: Chief of state: prez. Karolos Papoulias; Head of gov: prime Minister Antonis Samaras; Cabinet: appointed by prez; elections: prez elected by parliament for a 5 yr term (eligible for second term) Legislative Unicameral Hellenic Parliament- 300 seats members elected by direct popular vote to serve a four year term
23: Constitution: latest entered into force 11 June 1975; amended 1986, 2001, 2008 (2013) -Unitary System and Limited Government | Judicial: Hellenic Supreme Court of Civil and Penal Law (56 judges); judges selected by the Supreme Judicial Council
24: Political Parties: Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow Coalition of the Radical Left Communist Party of Greece Democratic Left Ecologist Greens Golden Dawn Independent Greeks New Democracy Panhellenic Socialist Movement Popular Orthodox Rally | History of Gov. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy.
25: Top Imports machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals | Top Exports Food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, and textiles | Economy: Market
26: Citations Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe. Photography. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 26 Mar 2014.
27: Mexico. Photograph. Encyclopdia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 26 Mar 2014.