Are Difficult Days Ahead For The USA?

US politics are high on the list of talking points for millions of Americans and indeed, the world, as changes are fast afoot. It isn’t difficult to see why the US is so talked about as everything that happens, they have a say in it. Over the last few years alone, there have been several major talking points from economy changes to new presidents and it’s interesting to see what happens next. So, what about the future? Will there really be difficult days ahead for the USA and if so, why?

A New President at the Start of a New Term

There’s no denying that new president Donald Trump is not so much of a fan-favorite for many Americans but he is there to stay for the foreseeable future. He may make snap decisions making Americans worry and in truth, most of the world is watching his every movement as it can impact economies and everything else across the globe. There could very well be difficult days ahead because of the fact there is a new president but that isn’t just down to Trump but rather all new presidents in office. Each president knows what he wants to do in their time in office and that means there is uncertainty ahead.

Economy Changes and Global Warming

With newly introduced trade tariffs it might just come back to bite the US. If countries are able to source steel and other such goods from other countries where the trade tariffs are lower, it could mean the US loses out. That could essentially mean difficult days ahead with the economy and even potentially leading to lowering currencies as well. That doesn’t reflect well on the Americans. What is more, global warming is a real crisis point and some aren’t taking seriously enough. Global warming will cause trouble across the world and very well might bring potential difficult days to the USA. US politics aren’t the only subject to bring difficulties to the Americans.

Difficult Days Are Guaranteed

Right now, the USA seems stable enough over its currency value, its economy and housing market but that doesn’t mean to say in the future, it will remain that way. Yes, new presidents come and go so while Donald Trump might be an issue for some now, he won’t be the only president to be disliked or unpopular or even bring a seemingly difficult day for the US. Every decision made by government as well as what happens abroad can impact the US in a major way and difficult days probably will be ahead. Look at the global recession; we were all in difficult days and in truth, anything can happen to spark difficulties.

The Future of the USA

No-one truly knows what the future will hold for the USA or indeed the rest of the world. Currently the economy is strong and that goes with the housing market too but you can never tell what will happen next. It is very much possible that there will be difficult days ahead for the USA depending on economy changes to other countries around the world as well as the changes in US politics.

A Comparison of Canadian and American Political Systems

Do you know the differences between the American congress and the Canadian parliament? Despite what you might think, Canada and America’s political systems are very different from one another. They both share a history over the fact that the two countries used to be under British rule but apart from that, it’s very different. The Americans have a president to govern them with a congress to pass laws, whereas the Canadian political system is governed with a parliament like the UK and have a prime minister.

Governments and State Heads

Canada has a constitutional monarchy government, with the Queen (or the British reigning monarch) being their head of state. Canadians also have a prime minister in which governs the country and they have elections every few years to see who is to be the head of government in Canada. However, the Americans are technically democrats. The US is classed as a democracy also known as a republic. The Americans have a president which is elected as head of state usually for a four year term. There are subtle differences between the Canadian head of state and the American head of state. It might seem very minor but they can make a huge impact on how North America is run.

How Laws Are Passed

The political systems for Canada and the US are similar although they run in very different manners. Congress in America has two different levels, the Senate and the House of Representatives. Laws or bills, in which the head of state (the President) want pass, usually have to go through congress so that the members of these houses vote to pass them. In parliament, there are also two levels of government, the Senate and House of Commons. The politicians of the House of Commons are the ones which are elected publicly. Senate members in Canada will be selected by the Prime Minister.

How the State Heads Are Elected

As heads of government, the President and Prime Minister must be elected into office, unless the former leader of the reigning government in Canada resigns. In most cases, there are national elections every four years to see which politician becomes new head of state. There isn’t any term limits in terms of being a member of the House of Commons but in the US, presidents are not able to serve more than two terms. Democrats in the US, are not the only party, there are also liberals.

Understanding Politics

While America and Canada are border countries, they are quite different from one another in terms of how they operate, trade as well as everything else. There may be similarities between one another but that doesn’t make them the same in any way. It is sometimes difficult to grasp the fact that these are two very different powers and that Canada and America are truly world powers. These are some of the most influential countries in the world today. Congress in the US might seem to be the only power but the Canadian parliament is too very powerful.

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