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United states

Scotland
Comparison of leader
Scotland

First minister
Nicola Ferguson
Appointed
No limit on length of term
No qualifications
America
President
Donald Trump
Elected
4 years
Natural born citizen, 35 years old, resident for 14 years
Lawmaking branch
Scotland

Parliament
Bicameral
America
Legislature
Bicameral
Individual rights

Scotland
A child or young adult has a right to freedom, thought, and religion
Right to education
Freedom of speech
America
Freedom of speech
Right to bear arms
Freedom of religion
Political Parties
Scotland

Multi -Party
Scottish National Party- Scottish independence, same sex marriage, reducing
voting age to sixteen, and progressive personal taxation
Scottish conservative and unionist party- Freedom, equality, enterprise,
community, and equality of opportunity
Scottish Labour- Social justice, strong community and values, reward for hard
work, decency, and rights matched by responsibilities
America
Republican- Conservative in viewpoints. Oppose gay mrriage and support
marriage of opposite sex, against abortion

Democrat- Support gay marriage, for abortion


Elections and Voting
Scotland

16 years and registered to vote, British or Irish citizen, commonwealth citizen,


citizen of another European country
The first minister serves until deemed unworthy
America
18 years of age
Electoral college and we vote for the president every four years
Registered to vote and be an American citizen
Taxes and Government financing
Scotland

Does have an income tax


Tax and oil revenue
Ranked second in military spending, ranked twelfth on education spending
America
Ranked first in military spending, ranked eighteenth in education spending
Do have and income tax
Individual income tax
Payroll tax

Law
Scotland vs. America

Scotland is ranked sixteen percent lower than America in crime rates


Scotland has about eighty thousand prisoners while America has almost two
point one million
Scotland court system is civil courts, Americas is a federal court
Scotland has not executed anyone for the past fifty years and does not have a
death penalty like America
Scotland's current relationship with America
Our current relationship with Scotland is very good