Ch 8: Parliamentary and Presidential Systems

About This Chapter

Watch a series of video lessons and learn how a presidential and a parliamentary form of government differ as well as how they are similar. You can test your knowledge at the end of each lesson and easily review topics that gave you trouble.

Parliamentary and Presidential Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In a parliamentary form of government, Parliament, which is a legislative body, holds all the power, including the naming of an executive leader, usually called a prime minister. This is different from a presidential form of government, which has a strong executive branch headed by a leader elected by the people. The lessons in this chapter examine both types of government and give you an idea of the powers held by Parliament and by presidents. After watching these videos, you'll be informed about:

  • How the parliamentary form of government came to be
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of government
  • What the president's cabinet does
  • How a prime minister is appointed

Video Objective
The History and Structure of the Parliamentary System of GovernmentLearn about the organization of a parliamentary system of government.
Presidential System of Government: Roles of the PresidentGet information about how a presidential system of government operates.
The Presidency, the Cabinet & the BureaucracyExamine the powers of the president, the cabinet and the government bureaucracy.
The Roles & Powers of the Prime Minister & the CabinetExplore what a prime minister and cabinet do in a parliamentary form of government.

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