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United States-Germany. Brian Kane. Type of Gov./Constitution Germany. President Joachim Gauck Elected Five years, renewable once Any G erman who is able to vote in the Bundestag elections and has reached the age of 40. Type of Gov./Constitution United States. President Barack Obama

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type of gov constitution germany
Type of Gov./ConstitutionGermany
  • President
  • Joachim Gauck
  • Elected
  • Five years, renewable once
  • Any German who is able to vote in the Bundestag elections and has reached the age of 40.
type of gov constitution united states
Type of Gov./ConstitutionUnited States
  • President
  • Barack Obama
  • Elected
  • Four years, renewable once
  • Natural born citizen of the U.S, 35+ years of age, and permanent U.S resident for the past fourteen years.
lawmaking body germany
Lawmaking Body/Germany
  • Bicameral with two parts
  • Fuderal Council (69) and Federal Parliament (622)
lawmaking body u s
Lawmaking Body/U.S
  • Congress two parts.
  • Senate (100) and House of Reps. (435)
bill of rights u s
Bill of Rights/U.S
  • Freedom of Speech and Press
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Right to bear arms
bill of rights germany
Bill of Rights/Germany
  • Freedom of speech and press
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Right to bear arms
political parties u s
Political Parties/U.S
  • Multiparty
  • Democrat: socially liberal, government should have more control over people & Republican: socially conservative, Less control
political parties germany
Political Parties/Germany
  • Multiparty
  • Social Democratic Party of Germany: Social democracy and Third way
  • Christian Democratic Union: Christian democracy and Liberal conservation
elections and voting u s
Elections and Voting/U.S
  • Voting age 18 and older
  • Every 2 and 4 years
elections and voting germany
Elections and Voting/Germany
  • Voting age: 18 and older
  • Resident of Germany for at least 3 months
  • Every 4 years
taxes and government finance u s
Taxes and Government Finance/U.S
  • Income tax is charged and generates most of the money for our government.
  • Sales tax, import and export tax
  • Most of our government money is spent on military expenses.
taxes and government finance germany
Taxes and Government Finance/Germany
  • Income Tax is a highly significant tax
  • VAT tax
  • Property tax (2.0%), Trade Tax (7.5%), Tobacco Tax (2.6%), Energy Tax (7.2%), Income Tax (40.3%), Value-added tax (31.5%).
law in germany
Law in Germany
  • Most common incidents include theft, residential break-ins, vehicle vandalism, and pick-pocketing.
  • Judiciary of Germany, inquisitorial system (judges are invlolved in investigations)
law in united states
Law in United States
  • Mostly the U.S crime rates are mostly low
  • Supreme Court system highly powerful, strict punishments.
relations with the u s
Relations with the U.S
  • Germany and the U.S have a mutual relationship.