By: Madison, Morgan, Guadalupe, and Dylan

Reasons a Government Should be Limited

  • equal rights
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom in general
  • in a government, that is unlimited, you have little to no say what so ever, in what happens in the country/community. In a limited government, you have a large part in what happens
  • citizens have rights and responsibilities`
  • so that everyone gets the same treatment/ has to follow the same rules no matter what gender, race, or religion.

Compare and Contrast

Compare: Limited government lets us be able to vote and have rights and lets you chose your job. An unlimited government won't let you vote or let you choose your job and you have hardly any rights.

Contrast: Both have laws and enforce them. They both have a someone who leads their country. Also, they both have a structured enforcement.

Roles of a Citizen in...

U.S :

voting : The United States is a republic of fifty States, that has it's Citizen's vote every 4 years to choose a new president. Every person must be 18 years or older to vote and become a proper Citizen of the United States.

Education : In the United States a child must go to school 5 days a week, 7 hours per day. In the United States 2% of the Government money goes to schools, also teachers must have a Degree in Education to be a teacher.

Laws : In the United States a person must be 21 years or older to drink alcohol, an adult also has to pay Taxes, and laws are made by Committee.

Germany :

Voting : Germany is a limited government of 16 States, it also has a president for each state, that is elected by Federal Convention.

Education : In Germany children have to attend school 5 days a week, usually from 7:30 to 12:30 in the afternoon.

Laws : In Germany each state has it's own Constitution Legislature and Government, which can pass laws on all matters, except those such as, defense, foreign affairs, and finance.

Cuba :

Voting : Cuba is a unlimited Government that approves of it's citizens to vote at the age of 16, it also chooses it's leader by voters in nomination assemblies of provincial, and elects Municipal Candidates and national candidates by candidacy, commission , and voting in secret.

Education : Cuba and it's education have been highly ranked, by 42% of it's Government money goes to schools and supplies.

Laws : Cuba's laws have been the most restrictive on free speech and press freedom in the Americans. Cuba's legal and institutional structures are firmly under control of the Executive Branch.

How Do Citizens Affect The Government?

  • In Cuba, Germany, and the U.S. you are allowed to vote, but there are certain rules you have to follow to be able to.

  • In Cuba you have the right to vote from 16 and older, but you CAN’T have a criminal record to be able to. In the U.S. and in Germany you have to be 18 or older to vote.

  • In Cuba you have to be a citizen for at LEAST two or more years in order to vote. In Germany it’s a little better. You only have to live there for three months before you are allowed to vote. In the U.S. you DON’T have to be a citizen for a specific length of time.

  • Cuba is a dictatorship, but there is a chance that it is also a oligarchy, so the government is rule by few at its most.

  • The U.S. government system is Republic so in that case it’s a rule by many, and in fact Germany has the same type of system.

Fun Facts About The Government Systems

  • In Cuba there is one president and, five vice presidents
  • In the U.S. there is only one president, and one vice president. The same is for Germany!