Prime Minister vs. Usa President

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Many people would like to believe that the president is the most powerful person in the world. However, the structure of America has put restraints on the president that a Prime Minister would not have. There are many differences between the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada. These differences include regulations, term of office, powers, and cultures. Throughout this paper you will learn that just being the leader of their country is about as similar as these two people get. Here in the United States, we have had many presidents throughout the years. Starting with George Washington, and finishing up with George Bush. Our president is the chief executive, with the legislative and judicial branches to keep checks and balances in place. Our two counties have some similarities in the qualifications in becoming the leader of the country, but the differences most definitely outweigh these similarities. To become the president of the United States you must have three things: you must be a natural born citizen of the United States, you must have a resident in United States for at least fourteen years, and you must be at least thirty five years old. Additionally, if you have ever held office and been removed by conviction from an impeachable cause, you may not run for president ( Becoming the prime minister has many different rules for being considered eligible. Unlike waiting until your thirty five to become president, any Canadian citizen of voting age may try to become the prime minister. The voting age in Canada is same as ours, 18, so Canada may sometime end up with a very young prime minister. It is customary for the prime minister to be a sitting member of the House of Commons, but it is not a regulation. There have been two cases in which this has happened, when Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott and Sir Mackenzie Bowell became prime ministers when they did not previously have seats in the House of Commons....
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