Executive and legislative functions in British system compared with American system; terms of representatives; rationale for terms; fusion of legislative and executive power in Parliament; role of Prime Minister; accountability in British system; rationale for Framers' rejection of parliamentary system; gridlock and deadlock in American system; efficiency of parliamentary systems; reasons for less-efficient, slower process in American system; issue of responsiveness of both systems to the will of the people; comparing terms of representatives; problem of short- and long-term views of representatives.

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