HASS ASSIGNMENT 1. We need government to keep the country towns and states under control. Also they give us road to drive on and parks to play on. If we didn’t have government if there was no federal government anymore. Imagine that one day government just disappears and the people that still exist and the infrastructure is there, but the laws, rules, systems and policies disappear.
Nicholas Zirpoli Law and Society Professor Weiss September 25, 2015 Unit 1 Legal Systems Unit 1 explores the legal systems of the world starting with the United States. We learned things from how the government was created, to the Bill of Rights. Its all about the laws and how it affects our society as a whole. We also take a look into different governments like France, China, and Saudi Arabia and compare them with our own government.
Even though both Canada and the United States are democratic countries, there are key differences in how their government functions and how the country is ruled. For starters, Canada is a Constitutional Monarchy and is ran by prime minister Justin Trudeau and the Parliament, on the other hand, the US is a Republic Democracy ran by a president and the Congress. In the US the head of state is its president but in Canada, for any law or bill to pass the parliament needs to have Royal Assent which is a signature of the Governor General or the Queen. Therefore, this does kind of limit the prime minister’s powers.
Question: Evaluate whether the Westminster model system of government adopted by English speaking Caribbean countries accommodates corruption as a way of governance. The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modelled after the British parliament in Westminster. In essence it is a system of rules and strategies, which allows the legislature to meet and carry out various tasks. In the case of the Westminster system, it includes a head of state in the form of the monarch, a parliament with the government and the opposition.
Highspring is a progressive and sophisticated colony under the rule of His Majesty: King George of England. Yet, we still have our own system of laws to suite our condition in the Colonial English lands. Our colony’s ruler is an elected governor that was recommended by the King; Ackerley Abbot. He is known for his powerful speeches and decisive decisions that made Highspring what it was.
No, the president should not have the power to use executive orders without congress approval. If the president were to have new initiatives in which he would like to enact, I think they should have to go through congress. The government created the three branches in order to equalize government power. The three branches were made for a purpose: one branch creates laws, one branch executes laws, and another interprets laws. Our three branches of government should communicate and work together not against each
Colonial government was different but also similar to today’s government. Today’s government had to change a few things the colonial government did but they also kept most of the ways. The government today probably kept most of the colonial government’s ways because they didn’t need to change anything, they knew what they were doing and they knew how to run a colony. It’s different because today we choose our leader and in the colonial government the king/queen would choose the next leader. Also today we have a lot of different parts in the government and back then they only had a few parts in their government.
Out of the three branches of government, I would prefer to be a member of the Legislative Branch. It is the most appealing branch to me because of the duties a member has. Although the three branches work together, I think the Legislative Branch has the most crucial powers. Being a part of this branch includes many responsibilities, but I feel an important power to have, is the power to make the laws. With this you can actually create them and can have a say on what to include that you feel is important.
Parliamentarism, or a parliamentary government, is defined “as a system of government in which the executive, the government, is chosen by and is responsible to…the legislature.” (Gerring, Thacker and Moreno, 2005, p. 15) With this form of governmental control, many advantages and disadvantages arise, especially when this system is compared to the likes of ‘Presidential systems’ or even that of ‘Semi-presidential systems’. However, my aim within this essay is to, both, highlight to advantages of parliamentarism, and to also give my opinion as to why this system is better when compared and contrasted with the aforementioned systems. According to Hague and Harrop (2007, p. 336), there are three different branches relating to the parliamentary system. Firstly, the legislature and the executive are “originally linked”.
Separation of powers refers to the idea that the major body of a state should be functioned independently and that no individual of a state should have power separately. Therefore, separation of powers means that splitting up of responsibilities into different divisions to limit any one branch from expurgating the functions of another. The intention of the doctrine is to prevent the application of powers and provide for checks and balances of governing a state. It is a doctrine of constitutional law under which the three branches of government, executive power, legislative power, and judicial power are been kept separately to prevent abuse of power.