Relocating to France: Governmental Differences Between France and America
When relocating to France from the United States, it is important for a transferee to understand the differences in government found in both places.
While the United States has a presidential, federal republic, France is a semi-presidential republic.
The simple structures of the two governments are vastly different. Since many people often look at heads of state as the representation of government (especially in the United States), it is important understand the differences in the country's presidents. Though both have presidents as heads of state, they serve very different functions.
President in America
President in France
American Government Structure
The American government is split into three branches: The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. They are set up in a system of checks and balances, a structure created to ensure that no one branch is given too much power.
The Executive Branch was discussed above.
The Legislative Branch is split into two bodies: The House of Representative and the Senate. The House of Representatives gives each state a certain number of congressmen based on state population while the Senate gives two senators to each state. The main purpose of the legislative branch is to write bills which can be turned into laws after either being signed by the President of the United States (POTUS) or, if vetoed, having a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers. Other powers include overseeing impeachment trials and declaring war.
The Judicial Branch is made up of a number of court systems, the highest being the Supreme Court. Every state has its own supreme court, but the national Supreme Court holds the most power. It enforces laws and sets precedents concerning future laws. It has the power to deem laws unconstitutional, even if those bills have already been signed into law by both Congress and POTUS.
French Government Structure
The French government is split into the same three branches as the United States: executive, legislative and judicial branches.
The Executive Branch was discussed above, but the executive power is split between the President and a Prime Minister who is appointed by the President of France, but the National Assembly, which is the lower branch of congress, can revoke the appointment. Most times, if the National Assembly has a majority from a different political party than the President, the Prime Minister will be of the National Assembly's party.
The Legislative Branch is made up of two bodies: The National Assembly and the Senate. As with the government of the United States, the Senate is the higher body. These bodies write and pass the laws of France. Instead of the constitutionality being checked by a supreme court, the Constitutional Council checks it, which is part of the judicial branch.
The Judicial Branch is where one of the bigger discrepancies between American and French governments appears. Instead of answering to any other branch, the judicial branch in France is completely independent. It is made up of two bodies: the judicial branch and the administrative branch, each with its own supreme court. France is based on the civil law system, which comes from the older Napoleonic codes. Louisiana is the only state in America that follows this system.
The differences between the governments are far vaster and would require a veritable textbook of information to fully flesh out. There is always more learning to be done, and Cosmopolitan Services Unlimited can help a transferee understand more.
Nonetheless these are the important basics to know for anyone who is planning
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The war between Britain and France put George Washington in an uncomfortable position because France had supported the United States in the Revolutionary war. George Washington wanted to support Britain.
John Adams went to France and got help from France in the form of troops, the French navy and money for the revolution. After the war he and John Jay wrote the peace treaty between Britain and the United States called the Treaty of Paris. He was Vice President of the United States and the second president. His son John Quincy Adams was also president .
united states needed to be neutral in the war between France ad Britain because ?
There is no difference. They are one and the same.
It is a 6hr time diffrence.
The Plains states were purchased by the United States from France as part of the treaty affair. This was an agreement between the two.
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A monarchy has a king or queen as head of state and a republic has a president. For example, the United Kingdom is a monarchy and the United States is a republic.
is it the congress or the president,i think the obama president
Washington D.C. is located between the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is the capital of the United States and is where the President of the United States lives.
is there a chemical difference between the solid and liquid states of nitrogen
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MONACO is entirely surrounded by Franc; ANDORRA lies between France and Spain.
Where they are on the map.
The difference between the American Revolution and Haitian Revolution was the American Revolution was gaining independence from GREAT BRITAIN, but Haitian Revolution gained independence from FRANCE. The other difference is that the American one took place in one of the Northeastern states during the year of 1776
There is never a time difference between the U. S. states of Georgia and New York.
the difference between plasma and the other states of matter is that,plasma is an ionized gas.
A president is generally the leader of an entire country. A governor is generally the leader of a state. Thus, while a governor has power at the local level, the president has power at the national level.President is a federal job, making him in control of all 50 states as a whole. Governor is a state thing, he is voted for by only his state, and has no affect on states other then his own.