Democracy in the USA. What is it based on?. Congressional or Presidential Democracy (Key Term: Checks and balances ) – everything that occurs in the US must be ratified by another institution of the government – examples?
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representatives from each state -ensures the regions [States] have a strong voice in the legislature of the Federal government
2 houses: Senate and House of Representatives - where bills are passed into law (if signed by President)
both houses can initiate money matter bills
weak party discipline -voting in Congress does not follow partylines, because there is no responsible government and no votes of confidence (this frees reps to vote for the best interests of their state)
President is responsible for operations of government, but must rely on Congress for funding ($$) needed to operate government