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SS1: GOVERNMENT - 2ND TERM

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  1. Types of Government Continues, Federal and Confederal Systems of Government | Week 1
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    2 Quizzes
  2. Forms of Government: Presidential System of Government | Week 2
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Forms of Government: Parliamentary System of Government | Week 3
    6 Topics
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    2 Quizzes
  4. Structure and Organization of Government: Legislature | Week 4
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Structure and Organization of Government: Executive Content | Week 5
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Structure and Organization of Government: Judiciary Content | Week 6
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Basic Principles of Government: Political Participation and Political Apathy | Week 7
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Basic Principles of Government: Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation | Week 8
    8 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Basic Principles of Government: Centralization and Decentralization | Week 9
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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The executive wields enormous powers, which include:

(i) They formulate policies of the government.

(ii) They implement government policies, projects and laws.

(iii) They appoint and remove top officials of the state (with the approval of the senate).

(iv) They declare war and a state of emergency.

(v) They exercise the prerogative of mercy.

(vi) They initiate bills including monetary and appropriation bills.

(vii) The executive prepares and presents the budget.

(viii) They maintain law and order through the law enforcement agencies.

(ix) The president signs bills into law.

(x) They provide social amenities e.g. electricity, road etc.

(xi) They perform ceremonial functions.

(xii) The executive protects the state from external attack as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.

(xiii) They organize day to day administration of the government and coordinate activities of government ministries.

(xiv) The executive answers questions on government activities in the legislative.

(xv) Executive maintains relationships with other countries.

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