FC: By: Cassidy Bunting Block 2 | Comparative Government Project
1: Form of Government-federal republic; Democracy | Constitution- March 4, 1789 | First Stop: United States | Political Parties- Republican and Democratic
2: Executive Branch- President Barack Obama- Democratic *Limited Power* | Legislative Branch-bicameral Congress consists of the Senate (100 seats) and the House of Representatives (435 seats) | Judicial Branch- US Supreme Court (consists of 9 justices - the chief justice and 8 associate justices)
3: Market Economy Exports- soybeans, fruit, corn, aircraft, motor vehicle parts, computers, telecommunications equipment, medicines Imports- crude oil, clothing, toys, medicines, computers, consumer good | Background- Britain's American colonies broke from England in 1776 and were acknowledged as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783
4: Next Stop: United Kingdom | Form of government- constitutional monarchy Limited Government | Constitution- Magna Carta, 1215 - 1689 English Bill of Rights
5: Legislative- bicameral Parliament consists of House of Lords; (780 seats) and House of Commons (650 seats) Executive- (Head of state) Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (Head of government) Prime Minister: David Cameron Judicial- Supreme Court (12 justices) Political Parties- Conservative, Alliance, Democratic Unionist Party, Alliance Party, Labor Party, Liberal Democrats, Independent Party
6: Limited regulated free market economy Exports- manufactured goods, fuels, chemicals; food, beverages, tobacco Imports- manufactured goods, machinery, fuels | The United Kingdom has played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy. In the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over 1/4 of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union.
7: Next Stop- Mexico | Form of Gov- federal republic Constitution- latest approved 5 February 1917 Powers- limited
8: Executive Branch- Head of state and government President: Enrique Peña Nieto | Judicial Branch- Supreme Court of Justice or Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nacion (consists of 26 judges) | Legislative Branch- bicameral National Congress or Congreso de la Union consists of the Senate or Camara de Senadores (128 seats) and the Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (500 seats)
9: Free Market Economy- Exports-manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton Imports-metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery Political Parties- Institutional Revolutionary Party; New Alliance Party; Party of the Democratic Revolution Background- Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the earliest 16th century; It later gained its independence in the 19th century
10: Next Stop: China | Constitution- latest promulgated 4 December 1982 Form of Government- single-party people’s republic with one legislative house LIMITED GOVERNMENT
11: Executive- (Head of state) President: Xi Jinping (Head of government) Premier: Li Keqiang Legislative- unicameral National People's Congress (2,987 seats) Judicial- Supreme People's Court Chinese Communist Party or CCP
12: Exports- machinery, apparel, radio telephone handsets, textiles, Imports- fuels; nuclear reactor, optical and medical equipment, motor vehicles; soybeans | For a long time, China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world but later, the country was held back by civil unrest, famines, and military defeats. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system.
13: The Bahamas | Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management | Constitution- latest adopted 20 June 1973 Form of Gov- constitutional monarchy
14: NEXT STOP: The Bahamas | ________ | Executive- Head of state) British Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor-General: Sir Arthur Foulkes (Head of government) Prime Minister: Perry Christie Legislative- bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (16 seats) and the House of Assembly (38 seats) Judiciary- The Bahamas Court of Appeal Political Parties- Free National Movement Progressive Liberal Party
15: Economy-The Bahamas is one of the wealthiest Caribbean countries with an economy heavily dependent on tourism and offshore banking. Imports-machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, mineral fuels; food and live animals Exports-crawfish, aragonite, crude salt, polystyrene products Limited or Unlimited?- limited