differences between united states and united kingdom, constitution, legislative and exucutive

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United Kingdom is considered father of United States. The majority of laws are inspired of United Kingdom tradition. Yet, the structure of government differs in some aspects. The three main differences between United States and United Kingdom concerned the executive and legislative houses and constitution.


The most obvious – and certainly the most visible – of the differences between the American and British political systems is that the USA is a presidential system, with the apex of power in a directly-elected President, whereas the UK is a parliamentary system, with the Prime Minister holding office and power only so long as he or she commands a majority of votes in the House of Commons.


In the USA, both houses of the legislature – the Senate and the House of Representatives – are directly elected. In the UK, the House of Commons is directly elected, but the House of Lords is largely appointed – making it unique in the democratic world.


Perhaps the most fundamental difference between the American and British political systems is the constitution – or the lack of one. The United States has a written constitution as does the vast majority of nation states. The UK does not have a single document called the constitution but instead its constitutional provisions are scattered over various Acts of Parliament.

Thus, though the very connected relationship among United States and United Kingdom, the two countries later based on different concepts such as modernity and democracy for the Americans and traditional common perception for British people.

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