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  1. Differences between the United States and Canada
  2. An official recognition of the two languages for Canada limited
  3. Canada is a constitutional monarchy. The United States is a republic

Canada and the United States have one primary similarity. They are both established as democracies. Additionally, they are both declared as federal states. However, there are numerous differences between the two. The primary difference is in the way the two conduct their government. Canada and America govern themselves in two completely different manners. (Weaver and Rockman).

[...] Elections and terms of office illustrate the fundamental differences between the two. Further research may illustrate more differences between the United States and Canadian government. Works Cited Keating, Michael. Comparative urban politics: Power and the city in the United States, Canada, Britain, and France. Aldershot, England: E. Elgar Lipset, Seymour Martin. Continental divide: The values and institutions of the United States and Canada. Psychology Press Weaver, R. Kent, and Bert A. Rockman, eds. Do institutions matter?: Government capabilities in the United States and abroad. Brookings Institution Press, 1993. [...]


[...] (Lipset) Members are elected to fixed terms in the United States. Both the members of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the president are subject to this condition. The president serves for four years once elected. Senators serve for six years while the House of Representative members are elected for two years. (Lipset) Presidents can only be purged from their position by impeachment. (Lipset) The president, representatives, and senators are voted for different periods. The president's party is usually a member of the party with the minority in in the House of Representatives, Senate, or both. [...]

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