the government of Germany from
          1919-1933
the government of Germany from
          1919-1933
The Weimar
constitution
the government of Germany from
          1919-1933
Germany
lost the war
The German people tell
the Kaiser (King) to jog
          on!!

  Germany becomes a
 republic (Kingle...
Germany
lost the war
The German people tell
the Kaiser (King) to jog
          on!!

  Germany becomes a
 republic (Kingle...
Germany
lost the war
The German people tell
the Kaiser (King) to jog
          on!!

  Germany becomes a
 republic (Kingle...
Ebert - new leader
Ebert - new leader
The new Constitution
The new Constitution
• The Reichstag (German Parliament - like our
  houses of Parliament) became powerful
• Members of th...
Proportional
         Representation
• The number of seats a political party got depended
  on the percentage of the vote
...
Proportional
         Representation
• The number of seats a political party got depended
  on the percentage of the vote
...
Chancellor
• He choose the men that ran
  Germany

• He could pass laws - but he
  needed 51% of the
  Reichstag to agree ...
Chancellor
• He choose the men that ran
  Germany

• He could pass laws - but he
  needed 51% of the
  Reichstag to agree ...
President
• Elected every 7 years

• He chose the Chancellor

• He could call new elections

• He controlled the army

• A...
President
• Elected every 7 years

• He chose the Chancellor

• He could call new elections

• He controlled the army

• A...
Problems
• Due to proportional
  representation - 28 parties
  had seats in the Reichstag

• Chancellors needed quite
  fe...
Problems
• Due to proportional
  representation - 28 parties
  had seats in the Reichstag

• Chancellors needed quite
  fe...
Questions
• 1. What happened to the Kaiser after Germany
  lost the war?
• 2. What is the Reichstag?
• 3. What is proporti...
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    1. 1. the government of Germany from 1919-1933
    2. 2. the government of Germany from 1919-1933
    3. 3. The Weimar constitution the government of Germany from 1919-1933
    4. 4. Germany lost the war The German people tell the Kaiser (King) to jog on!! Germany becomes a republic (Kingless!!)
    5. 5. Germany lost the war The German people tell the Kaiser (King) to jog on!! Germany becomes a republic (Kingless!!)
    6. 6. Germany lost the war The German people tell the Kaiser (King) to jog on!! Germany becomes a republic (Kingless!!)
    7. 7. Ebert - new leader
    8. 8. Ebert - new leader
    9. 9. The new Constitution
    10. 10. The new Constitution • The Reichstag (German Parliament - like our houses of Parliament) became powerful • Members of the Reichstag were elected every four years • Everyone over the age of 20 could vote - fairer
    11. 11. Proportional Representation • The number of seats a political party got depended on the percentage of the vote • E.g. if the ‘Miss Cristofoli is cool’ party got 25 votes out of 100, they would get 25% of the seats in the Reichstag
    12. 12. Proportional Representation • The number of seats a political party got depended on the percentage of the vote • E.g. if the ‘Miss Cristofoli is cool’ party got 25 votes out of 100, they would get 25% of the seats in the Reichstag
    13. 13. Chancellor • He choose the men that ran Germany • He could pass laws - but he needed 51% of the Reichstag to agree with him
    14. 14. Chancellor • He choose the men that ran Germany • He could pass laws - but he needed 51% of the Reichstag to agree with him
    15. 15. President • Elected every 7 years • He chose the Chancellor • He could call new elections • He controlled the army • Article 48 - he could pass laws without the Reichstag
    16. 16. President • Elected every 7 years • He chose the Chancellor • He could call new elections • He controlled the army • Article 48 - he could pass laws without the Reichstag
    17. 17. Problems • Due to proportional representation - 28 parties had seats in the Reichstag • Chancellors needed quite few of parties to group together to pass laws • If the compromise didn’t work - the President had to use Article 48 • People didn’t like it!
    18. 18. Problems • Due to proportional representation - 28 parties had seats in the Reichstag • Chancellors needed quite few of parties to group together to pass laws • If the compromise didn’t work - the President had to use Article 48 • People didn’t like it!
    19. 19. Questions • 1. What happened to the Kaiser after Germany lost the war? • 2. What is the Reichstag? • 3. What is proportional representation? • 4. Why was the President so powerful? • 5. What was Article 48?

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