British vs. American Government
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The paper offers a brief history of the British Parliament and looks at how the government operates and the type of government involved. The paper then describes the United States government and its history, how it functions and its method of government. The paper notes that it was through the act of rebellion that both governments found their own way to democracy.
From the Paper:"Within the British Parliament, the House of Lords has stood as the direct line between the House of Commons and the sitting monarch. In the fourteenth century, the Houses of Parliament officially formed; with the counties, cities and villages represented by the lower house, the House of Commons, and the upper house, the House of Lords, consisting of religious leaders and titled noblemen.
"The Parliament Act of 1911 drastically limited the power of the House of Lords. The House of Commons asserted its power, and with the threat of a political coup, increased its power over the House of Lords by implementing two radical changes to the Parliamentary process. First, all money bills approved in the House of Commons would become law if they were unaltered by the House of Lords within one month. Secondly, all other bills, except those to extend the life of a Parliament, without consent of the Lords if it passed the House of Commons three times within two years. (HoL 2)"
Sample of Sources Used:
- Ben's Guide. "Branches of Government". December 18, 2003. URL: http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/government/branches.html
- Wyndham, William; Nicholas Kent. "Reforming the House of Lords". Reformer. Tory Reform Group. 2005. Date of Access: August 1, 2006. URL: http://core2.trg.org.uk/publications/reforminghouseoflords. html
- "The History of the House of Lords". House of Lords; Parliament of the United Kingdom. Date of Access: August 2, 2006. URL: http://www.parliament.uk/documents/upload/HofLBpHistory.pdf
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