AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM
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 authorities, the Congress, the President and the Supreme Court are practically independent. On the other side, the President, whom attributes have raised from year to year, it has a large autonomy in major systems of government, situating on the top of the hierarchy of administration. We often ask if the citizens participate easily and freely in the political process and if they have something to say, to how much information do citizens have access before they reach their decisions of voting. Most of citizens of democratic regimes evaluate other democracies according to the standard set by their own. What is usually common in this election is that the citizens vote to choose those who are going to govern them, like: executives, legislators, judges, or on the other nations, the voters choose national, regional and local officeholders. The democracy in United States scores quite high. Voters and candidates must be able to take advantage of these procedures and thus exercise their rights in a way that impacts governmental policy to conform to citizens expressed preferences. The two defining characteristics of American democracy are the separation of powers and federalism. Separation of powers...
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