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12/12/13

EQ: What are the characteristics of the UK, Germany and
Russia’s government?
HW: Quiz on Friday- ...
United Kingdom, Russia, & Germany
Parliamentary System of the
United Kingdom

• Unitary System: the central
government has all the power

• Democracy: citiz...
Parliamentary System of the
United Kingdom

• Parliament is the lawmaking body of
the United Kingdom
• Composed of the Hou...
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Queen Elizabeth
II

ParliamentHouse of lords
House of commons

Constitution
. Personal
freedom...
Parliament: House of Lords
• In the past, these seats were passed
down through wealthy families
• Now, Lords are elected b...
House of Lords
Parliament: House of Commons
• Citizens elect these members
– 646 members total

• This branch controls the country’s
budg...
House of Commons
House of Commons Video
UK’s Leadership
• Prime Minister is the chief executive
with the MOST power
– Leader of the British Parliament, works
with...
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen's Ceremonial Duties
Prime Minister David Cameron
UK’s Citizen Rights
• Citizens have personal freedoms
similar to the US
– All citizens are treated equally
– Right to wors...
UK- Prime Minister
• David Cameron
Monarch- Queen Elizabeth
• No real political powerjust a figure head
Germany
Federal System of Germany
• Federal System: the power is shared
between the central government and
the governments of the ...
Parliamentary System of Germany
• Germany’s parliament is composed of
two houses: the Bundestag and the
Bundesrat
• German...
Parliament: Bundestag
• Has the most power
• Citizens of each German state elect its
members
• Members of this house elect...
Bundestag
Parliament: Bundesrat
• Represents the interests of state
governments
• Each state selects representatives for
this house
...
Bundesrat
Germany’s Leadership
• Chancellor is the chief executive
– Runs the government
– Elected by the Bundestag (legislature)

•...
Chancellor
Angela Merkel
President
Horst Koehler

ParliamentBundesrat
Bundestag

Constitution
. The basic law
Power is div...
Germany’s Chancellor
Angela Merkel
President Joachim Gauck
Germany’s Citizen Rights
• Citizens have same basic freedoms like
the United Kingdom:
– Citizens are treated equally
– Rig...
Germany- Bundestag
Russia
Federal System of Russian Federation
• Federal System: the power is shared
between the central government and
the governme...
Russian Federal Assembly
• Russia’s legislature is called the
Federal Assembly.
• It has two parts: the Federation
Council...
Federal Assembly: Federation Council
• Has two representatives from each
state
• States appoint the council’s members;
the...
Federal Assembly: State Duma
• Larger than the Federation Council
– Has 450 members who are elected
directly by the people...
Russia’s Leadership
• President is the chief executive with
the MOST power
– Elected by the people (presidential
democracy...
PresidentVladimir Putin
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev

Federal Assembly
-Federation Council
-State Duma

Constitution
Guar...
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev
Russian- Parliment
Russia- Federal Council
President- Vladmir Putin
Russia
• Prime Minister- D
mitry Medvedev
Russia’s Citizen Rights
• Russia’s constitution guarantees
human and civil rights for its citizens
– All people are equal
...
Sample Test Question
In Russia, power is divided between Central and
regional authorities. This is an example of which
gov...
Sample Test Question
What is a basic way citizens of a democratic
nation can influence the government?
A. voting
B. workin...
Sample Test Question
In which system of government does the
legislature elect the executive leader of the
government?
A. d...
Sample Test Question
In most democratic countries, the government is
divided into three branches: executive, legislative,
...
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  1. 1. Good Morning! 12/12/13 EQ: What are the characteristics of the UK, Germany and Russia’s government? HW: Quiz on Friday- Project due Friday SPONGE #1. Which part of the government is responsible for making the laws for the United Kingdom? #2. The United Kingdom is to the House of Commons as Germany is to the ________________. A. Basic Law B. Bundesrat C. Bundestag D. Parliament
  2. 2. United Kingdom, Russia, & Germany
  3. 3. Parliamentary System of the United Kingdom • Unitary System: the central government has all the power • Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting) • Parliamentary Democracy: leader is elected through the legislature, not directly by the people
  4. 4. Parliamentary System of the United Kingdom • Parliament is the lawmaking body of the United Kingdom • Composed of the House of Lords and the House of Commons – The monarch is also part of Parliament
  5. 5. Prime MinisterDavid Cameron Queen Elizabeth II ParliamentHouse of lords House of commons Constitution . Personal freedoms right to vote the right to worship
  6. 6. Parliament: House of Lords • In the past, these seats were passed down through wealthy families • Now, Lords are elected by the House or are appointed by the monarch – Have little power • Can only make suggestions of ways to improve a bill that is on its way to becoming a law
  7. 7. House of Lords
  8. 8. Parliament: House of Commons • Citizens elect these members – 646 members total • This branch controls the country’s budget (lots of power) • The leader of the political party with the most members becomes the Prime Minister – Head of the government (chief executive) & runs the government on a day to day basis
  9. 9. House of Commons House of Commons Video
  10. 10. UK’s Leadership • Prime Minister is the chief executive with the MOST power – Leader of the British Parliament, works with legislative branch – Runs the government • The monarch is the official head of state (a symbol for the country) – Duties are mostly ceremonial – Role is restricted by the constitution of the United Kingdom
  11. 11. Queen Elizabeth II Queen's Ceremonial Duties
  12. 12. Prime Minister David Cameron
  13. 13. UK’s Citizen Rights • Citizens have personal freedoms similar to the US – All citizens are treated equally – Right to worship as they choose – Freedom of speech – Right to a fair trial – Own property • Citizens do not directly elect the leaders (only the House of Commons)
  14. 14. UK- Prime Minister • David Cameron
  15. 15. Monarch- Queen Elizabeth • No real political powerjust a figure head
  16. 16. Germany
  17. 17. Federal System of Germany • Federal System: the power is shared between the central government and the governments of the 16 states • Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting) • Parliamentary Democracy: leader is elected through the legislature, not directly by the people
  18. 18. Parliamentary System of Germany • Germany’s parliament is composed of two houses: the Bundestag and the Bundesrat • Germany’s constitution is called the Basic Law – Germany is a welfare state: government guarantees people certain benefits when they are unemployed, sick, poor, or disabled
  19. 19. Parliament: Bundestag • Has the most power • Citizens of each German state elect its members • Members of this house elect the Chancellor (chief executive of Germany)
  20. 20. Bundestag
  21. 21. Parliament: Bundesrat • Represents the interests of state governments • Each state selects representatives for this house • Deals with laws that affect states: education and local government issues
  22. 22. Bundesrat
  23. 23. Germany’s Leadership • Chancellor is the chief executive – Runs the government – Elected by the Bundestag (legislature) • The president is the official head of state – A symbol for the country – Duties are mostly ceremonial – Representatives of the legislature and the states choose the president
  24. 24. Chancellor Angela Merkel President Horst Koehler ParliamentBundesrat Bundestag Constitution . The basic law Power is divided between member states and the central government.
  25. 25. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel
  26. 26. President Joachim Gauck
  27. 27. Germany’s Citizen Rights • Citizens have same basic freedoms like the United Kingdom: – Citizens are treated equally – Right to worship as they choose – Have freedom of speech – Right to a fair trial – Right to own property • Citizens do not directly elect the leaders (only the Bundestag)
  28. 28. Germany- Bundestag
  29. 29. Russia
  30. 30. Federal System of Russian Federation • Federal System: the power is shared between the central government and the governments of the states • Democracy: citizens of the country hold the power (voting) • Presidential Democracy: leader is directly elected by the people
  31. 31. Russian Federal Assembly • Russia’s legislature is called the Federal Assembly. • It has two parts: the Federation Council and the State Duma
  32. 32. Federal Assembly: Federation Council • Has two representatives from each state • States appoint the council’s members; they are not directly elected by the people • One important duty: approve the president’s choices of people to fill different government jobs
  33. 33. Federal Assembly: State Duma • Larger than the Federation Council – Has 450 members who are elected directly by the people • This house controls the budget and makes the laws • Approves the president’s choice for prime minister
  34. 34. Russia’s Leadership • President is the chief executive with the MOST power – Elected by the people (presidential democracy) – Can disband the legislature • President also selects a Prime Minister – helps in the day-to-day running of the government – Similar to USA’s vice president
  35. 35. PresidentVladimir Putin Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev Federal Assembly -Federation Council -State Duma Constitution Guarantees human and civil rights freedom of speech
  36. 36. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin
  37. 37. Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev
  38. 38. Russian- Parliment
  39. 39. Russia- Federal Council
  40. 40. President- Vladmir Putin
  41. 41. Russia • Prime Minister- D mitry Medvedev
  42. 42. Russia’s Citizen Rights • Russia’s constitution guarantees human and civil rights for its citizens – All people are equal – Russians have the right to life and dignity – Freedom of speech – The right to privacy • Citizens directly elect the leader
  43. 43. Sample Test Question In Russia, power is divided between Central and regional authorities. This is an example of which government type? A. Unitary B. Confederation C. Federal D. Parliamentary Corresponds to SS6- CG1a, CG4a, CG6a SS7- CG1a , CG4a, CG6a
  44. 44. Sample Test Question What is a basic way citizens of a democratic nation can influence the government? A. voting B. working C. obeying laws D. consuming goods OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1b, CG4b, CG6b SS7- CG1b , CG4b, CG6b
  45. 45. Sample Test Question In which system of government does the legislature elect the executive leader of the government? A. democratic B. communist C. parliamentary D. totalitarian OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1c, CG4c, CG6c SS7- CG1c , CG4c, CG6c
  46. 46. Sample Test Question In most democratic countries, the government is divided into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. In the UK, the legislative branch is the A. Parliament B. prime minister C. Supreme Court D. governor general OAS Database Question - Corresponds to SS6- CG1b, CG4b, CG6b SS&- CG1b , CG4b, CG6b
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