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United Kingdom

  1. 1. United Kingdom By: Lexi F, Olivia C, and Kylie S
  2. 2. U.K. Government <ul><li>Constitutional monarchy (king or queen) </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Unwritten constitution </li></ul>
  3. 3. Absolute Monarchy <ul><li>Constitutional monarch </li></ul><ul><li>Current monarch: Queen Elizabeth II </li></ul><ul><li>Became queen on June 2 nd , 1953 at age 25 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Member’s of Parliament
  5. 5. What does a member of parliament do? <ul><li>They divide their time between working in Parliament and working in the House of Commons. </li></ul><ul><li>They can hold meetings where locals can come and discuss their concerns, but the MP’s are limited to giving help. </li></ul><ul><li>Parliament can punish anyone who offends against the rights of the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Three parts of parliament: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>House of lords, House of commons and Sovereign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreement of all three usually needed to pass law </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. House of Lords & House of commons
  7. 7. House of Lords <ul><li>Upper house of U.K. parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Works with house of commons to make laws </li></ul><ul><li>They question government and debate issues </li></ul>
  8. 8. House of Commons <ul><li>646 elected members of parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Officials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief officer (speaker elected by members of parliament) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chairmen of ways </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Prime Minister & Cabinet
  10. 10. Prime minister <ul><li>Head of government </li></ul><ul><li>First lord of treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Informs Queen of business and issues of government </li></ul><ul><li>The current Prime minister is Gordon Brown </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cabinet <ul><li>“ The Cabinet is the committee at the centre of the British political system and the supreme decision-making body in government,” says Directgov.com </li></ul><ul><li>Every Tuesday Cabinet meets to discuss issue of the day. </li></ul>

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