[GSM2] Comparing Constitution: USA- Presidential election, primaries, Bill of rights, separation of powers, for UPSC GS Mains Paper-2

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  1. Prologue
  2. CmC/P1: Comparing Constitution: USA- separation of Powers for GSM2
  3. CmC/P2: US Presidential Powers, Election, Primaries for GSM2


  • Pratik Nayak covered the American revolution for World History for General Studies Mains Paper 1 (GSM1)
  • Now, continuing on that topic’s development- he shift to Comparing American Constitution and presidential system with India for GS Mains Paper-1.
  • PowerPoints available under Mrunal.org/download goto mediafire folder: “1_Powerpoint” =>  “3_History_Pratik” => “GSM2-Comparing-Constitution”

CmC/P1: Comparing Constitution: USA- separation of Powers for GSM2

United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789. Constitution assigned to Congress responsibility for organizing the executive and judicial branches, raising revenue, declaring war, and making all laws necessary for executing these powers.
Comparing Constitution USA Bill of rights
The president is permitted to veto specific legislative acts, but Congress has the authority to override presidential vetoes by two-thirds majorities of both houses.  The Constitution also provides that the Senate advise and consent on key executive and judicial appointments and on the ratification of treaties.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/dQJLfeQnxZA

CmC/P2: US Presidential Powers, Election, Primaries for GSM2

The US President and Vice President are not elected directly by the people. Instead, they’re chosen by “electors” through a process called the Electoral College. The idea of using electors comes from the Constitution. The nation’s founders saw it as a compromise between electing the President by a popular vote among citizens and electing the President in Congress.
USA Presidential Election
Number of electors each state gets is determined by how many members of Congress (House and Senate) the state has. An election for President of the United States occurs every four years on Election Day, held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The 2016 Presidential election will be held on November 8, 2016.
Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/NDg4X2FvapQ

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14 Comments on “[GSM2] Comparing Constitution: USA- Presidential election, primaries, Bill of rights, separation of powers, for UPSC GS Mains Paper-2”

  1. perfectly explained sir thank you so much …. amazing \,,/

  2. you are the best sir ase hi daya rakhna ham par .


  4. Please Sir do lecture in English

  5. thank you so much Mrunal sir
    by help of yours guidance i can improve mah self very much.. in last 2 days.. nd hope so it will increase much more in upcoming days 😇

  6. Happy Dasshera …..to all future officers

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  8. SIr, Please help me in DAF filling. I need few clarifications:

    1. In Employment Information tab, there is a question at the last

    a. Whether you have applied for UPSC examination/Recruitments? What does it mean ??

    2. Do I need to upload Intermediate certificate??

    3. For Graduation , Provisional or convocation certificate?? Or both ??

    4. Work Experience certificate?? (Presently not working)

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  9. Please help..
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    In 2014 2015 it was 5.86 lakh.agrixulture income is zero..
    Do i qualify for NCL OBC

    1. NLC OBC ka to pata ni but Return bhari Kya :-P

  10. thankyou somuch sir,
    when next revolutions will be posted?

  11. Thanks for the lecture.

  12. Prateek sir thanks for ur commendable work in modern Indian history, were waiting for ur world history series,now finally it has come, thanks a lot sir, but plz let us know when this series would be completed as only 40 days left for mains exam

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