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Title: The political system in the USA An introduction


1
The political system in the USAAn introduction
  • Simonetta Gatto
  • Istituto Comprensivo di Casella (GE)

2
A democracy is
  • a system of government in which people choose
    their political representatives in elections
  • a country that has democracy
  • a way of running an organization in which
    everyone can share in making decisions

3
THE USA IS A DEMOCRACY
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THE UK IS A DEMOCRACY
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ITALY IS A DEMOCRACY
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  • In a democracy the political power is divided
    like this
  • legislative branch process of creating new laws
  • executive branch making important decisions to
    govern a country, executing laws
  • judicial branch the system of law courts



7
American Constitution
It was written in 1787 in Philadelphia by the
Constitutional Convention. The first three
articles stress the separation of the three
political branches. Article I All legislative
Powers herein granted shall be vested in a
Congress of the United States, which shall
consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
() Article II The executive Power shall be
vested in a President of the United States
of America.  He shall hold his Office during the
Term of four Years () Article III The judicial
Power of the United States, shall be vested in
one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as
the Congress may from time to time ordain and
establish. (.)
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The Political System in the USA
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The Congress
  • The Congress is the American Parliament. It
    consists of the Senate and the House of
    Representatives. Representatives and Senators
    vote the laws.

10
The Capitol
The Capitol is the headquarters of the Congress.
Like the White House it is in Washington DC. It
was built in 1867 in neoclassical style.
11
The President of the Republic
Today the President is Barack Obama. He is the
first Afro-American president of the USA. He was
born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1961. He belongs to
the Democratic Party. The Republican Party is the
other big American political party. The
president is elected every four years by the
people.
12
The White House
  • It is the official residence of the US President
  • It was built between 1792 and 1800 in
    neoclassical style
  • The official office of the President is the Oval
    Office
  • The first president to live there was John Adams
    in 1800.

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The U.S. President..
  • .must be at least 35 years old.
  • .must be a native American born
  • .must be a US resident for 14 years

14
The Supreme Court
  • It consists of a Chief Justice and eight
    Associates Justices.
  • They are nominated by the President and confirmed
    by the Senate.
  • They have life tenure.

15
The Supreme Court Building
  • It is the headquarters of the Supreme Court.
  • It was built in 1935.

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It is a progressive and liberal party and is
considered centre-left. Barack Obama is the 15th
President of this party. Its symbol is a donkey.
It is a conservative party and is considered
centre-right. Its symbol is an elephant.
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