Comparing UK and US Executive Branch Powers
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Comparing UK and US Executive Branch Powers

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What is a key difference between the constitutions of the USA and the UK?

The USA has a codified constitution, while the UK has an uncodified constitution.

What is a limit on the President's power in the USA?

The protection of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

What is an example of a policy area where the President has limited power in the USA?

Gun laws.

What is a key feature of the UK's executive branch?

<p>It is part of the legislative branch.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Boris Johnson do in 2019 that illustrates the power of the executive branch in the UK?

<p>He prorogued parliament.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key difference between the powers of the President in the USA and the Prime Minister in the UK?

<p>The Prime Minister has more power than the President.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key difference between the UK and US systems of government in terms of the head of the executive branch's power?

<p>The UK head of executive has more significant policy-making powers due to the unwritten constitution</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why does the UK Prime Minister have more freedom in the decision-making process compared to the US President?

<p>Because the UK Prime Minister does not need approval for their decisions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of the UK Prime Minister's power that is not available to the US President?

<p>The power to call for elections</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a result of the separation of powers in the US system of government?

<p>The Legislative branch has more influence over the Executive branch</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an example of a Presidential directive in the US?

<p>An executive order regarding COVID-19 and Public Health Preparedness and Response</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the UK Prime Minister exercise influence over Parliament?

<p>Through the party whip system and coalition building</p> Signup and view all the answers

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