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Name:Student Number:Word count:Tutor name:“DIVERSITYCIVICS/SERVICEUnderIGED-280-08 DIVERSITYCIVICS/SERVICE/TEAMWORK1|P a g e
TABLEOFCONTENTSPart I Government......................................................................................................................3Part II Civics..............................................................................................................................6Define.........................................................................................................................................8Bibliography.............................................................................................................................102|P a g e
PARTI GOVERNMENT1. What are the 3 branches of government? How does each branch function separately?How does each branch function collectively; provide 3 examples? (10 points)The Federal government of US has three branches, such as,A) Executive, B) Judicial and C) LegislativeFunction of Executive: The President is the head of this branch. He generally approves theLaws passed by the Legislative Branch and also Congress. He is also the head of state andemployed as the commander in chief of US armed forces. This branch also includes the VicePresident along with other officials.Function of Judicial: It has the charge to take care of the court system. Supreme Court is thehead of this branch and explains the Constitution and other laws which were passed byCongress.Function of Legislative: Legislative branch consists of two Branches: The Senate and other isthe House of Representative. To make laws and regulation is the main duty of this branch.Any Laws which are written are also discussed and passed in vote by Congress.Collectively, these three branches are working to pass a bill and confirm it as a law.At the first step, any issue or problem in society comes to Supreme Court for its judgement intrue sense. If that issue is within the constitution, the judgement will be placed according tothe constitution. If not, a new law has been created and passed it to the legislative branch foramendment. The bill is passed by Congress after further sanction by the legislativedepartment. That final text if passed is forwarded to the President. There are ten days of timeexcluding Sunday to the President to take any decision upon it. After the bill come to him, thePresident has following options to do:Signature: If he signs, immediately the bill becomes the law.Veto: He can repass the bill again to the house with some objection. If the bill is againpassed with two-third majority, it will come to the President again and further he willsign it.No Action- The President may not take any action for any further process within theten days tenure.3|P a g e
Pocket Veto: It is the absolute veto. If the situation come at the end of Congressionalsession and the bill is in no action state within President but not crossing the ten daystenure, in that scenario President may pocket veto the bill.2. Define “pure/direct” democracy and “representative” democracy and provide anexample of each. Also state which is best and why? (5 points)Direct Democracy is renamed of pure democracy, where the citizen can propose laws as wellas can change the constitutional laws. The citizens are also responsible for initiate thereferendums, they can choose and remove the public officials accordingly. Like thedemocracy of Switzerland.In case of Representative Democracy, citizens elect and choose the government officers orthe president for representing the Senate, for the purpose of making laws. Like, Democracyof United State.In between two democracy system, they are best in their applicability. Most of the features ofrepresentative democracy are from direct democracy which can only be applied within smallcommunity or country. While In case large country likes US, the representative democracy isonly the option.3. a)What is the name of President of the United States official office? What are theresponsibilities of the office? What are the primary powers of the office? (5 points)Mr. Mike Pence, who is also the Vice-President of the Senate, is the President of the UnitedStates official office.The main responsibility of this office is to determine the foreign policy.The primary Powers are: 1) he has to cast the vote within a given deadlock in senate and 2)he should preside over and also certify the vote count.3. b)What are some characteristics of the President of the U.S.? What is the image ofthe President of the United States? What are some stereotypes about a President of theU.S.? (5 points)Presidential Character of US:4|P a g e
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