Analysis of a Very Short Story by Ernest Hemingway

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AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM Short introduction The United States of America is the most powerful nation on earth, politically, economically and militarily, but its political system is in many important respects unlike any other in the world. Americans are proud of their democratic electoral system. Yet, truth be told, few Americans and even fewer observers from other nations understand the American electoral process. The foundation of the American political system were laid like 200 years ago, in time with the constitution of North-American state, being the biggest form of political organization with stability in time and also, a model for other states. Therefore, on the one side, the state…show more content…
A federal republic is that the nation is made up of distinct geographic subunits that have residual powers. The President has the power to make treaties (with the 'advice and consent ' of the Senate) and the power to nominate and receive ambassadors. The President may not dissolve Congress or call special elections, but does have the power to pardon criminals convicted of offences against the federal government, enact executive orders, and (with the consent of the Senate) appoint Supreme Court justices and federal judges. The President is elected for a fixed term of four years and may serve a maximum of two terms. Originally there was no constitutional limit on the number of terms that a President could serve in office and the first President George Washington set the precedent of serving simply two terms. Following the election of Franklin D Roosevelt to a record four terms, it was decided to limit terms to two and the relevant constitutional amendment was enacted in 1951. Elections are always held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November to coincide with Congressional elections. The President is not elected directly by the voters but by
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