Congress vs. Parliament: Main Differences Video


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John Clemence is a popular member of a large political party who has spent a long time as a member of the country's main legislative house. He often disagrees with the leadership and refuses to vote with the majority of the party due to his own beliefs, but he will still have the support of his party in the upcoming election. In which of the following systems is this likely to occur?

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1. Which of the following is a difference between the electoral systems of the U.K. and the United States?

2. Thomas Smith is a teacher in a country that has a parliamentary political system. He thinks that he could make a difference in Parliament. Which of the following can place him in the position to campaign for a seat in Parliament?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of two important systems of governments with the help of this quiz and worksheet combination. Some topics these assessments cover include how these governments work and how they differ from each other.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following topics:

  • Legislative differences between congress and parliament
  • The selection of the members of parliament and congress
  • Ways politics reach into the parliament

Skills Practiced

In this quiz/worksheet combo, students get to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall-access the knowledge you've gained regarding the differences in how laws are passed in congress and parliament
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the selection of members of parliament and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how politics comes into play in parliament

Additional Learning

For more detail on these legislative bodies, refer to the lesson called Congress vs. Parliament: Main Differences. Main topics this lesson will cover include:

  • The role of the prime minister
  • Who makes the decisions in a congressional democracy
  • How decisions are made in a parliamentary democracy
  • What the president does