Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Unified Government

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The United States Government can be described in two ways. There is unified government, which appears when the President and both houses of congress share the same party. Divided government is the opposite, it occurs when one party controls the white house, and another party controls one or more houses of Congress. A unified government should seem to be more productive because enacting laws would be much easier. A bill has to pass through both houses of congress as well as the president before it can be an official law. When all three of these areas share the same party and same views, laws will be more easily agreed on, thus they will be passed quicker. Also in unified government, filibusters would not be needed. A filibuster is a tactic in the senate which delays an action or bill and ultimately defeats the bill until it is thrown out. In a unified government where the majority of people share the same views, it would be less likely to need to delay bills or throw them out because everyone would already find a way to agree on most of them. However, at the same time, unified government can prove to have disadvantages as the president’s ultimate goal is to be reelected which would mean appealing to the moderates. Therefore, he or she might refuse to pass laws that are too liberal or conservative in order to keep the moderates happy. On the …show more content…

But why wouldn’t they fix that? Gridlock is definitely not productive, but it does force compromise. It also forces members of government to take time and consider both sides of the disagreement. Gridlock also stops the government from making quick decisions. Instead of having legislation just pass bills, gridlock offers more of a challenge to pass bills and a slower process. This slower process lets government slow down and seriously consider the pros and cons of a certain bill, and make a clean

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