President vs. Governor

Difference Between President and Governor

The political system in the United States is based on the principle of federalism in which the head of state and executive is the President, while the states that make up the federation are headed by the Governors. So the head of the republic of fifty states, which is the United States of America, is the President. There are many differences between the President and the Governors of states that will be discussed in this article.

President

The President is the executive head of the nation. He and the Vice President is elected by an electoral college in which each state has a number of seats proportional to its representation in Congress that includes both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The President is elected for a term of four years and the President may serve maximum two terms. The President is not only the head of state and government and is also the commander in chief of the armed forces. The President has the power to pass legislation approved by Congress into laws or ban them to reject. The President can not dissolve Congress, but has the power to give executive orders. He appoints Supreme Court judges with the consent of the senate.

Governor

The Governor is the executive head of his state (there are 50 governors now). In the country’s constitution, the states are semi-autonomous entities and not provinces. So they have the powers not granted automatically to the federal government. That is, in other words, states are not subordinate to the federation, but have ample power in themselves. Each state is governed by its own laws and it is the Governor who is caring for the internal government of each state. He is the person who completes the state budget and also has the power to appoint judges in the courts. The governor is elected by the people of the state on the principle of adult voting and serves a term of four years.

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