There are similarities and differences between the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the Confederate States of America. One similarity is that there were three branches of government in both plans. Each branch of government had a different responsibility. A second similarity is that the leaders of the executive branch were the President and the Vice President. A third similarity was that a Supreme Court existed in both plans of government. Finally, the legislature had two parts to it.
There were some differences between each plan of government. In the Confederacy, the President could be elected one time. The length of the term was six years. In the U.S. Constitution, the President can be elected more than once with each term lasting four years. Another difference is who is eligible to vote. In the Confederate plan, only citizens of the Confederacy were allowed to vote. In the U.S. Constitution, the states determine who is allowed to vote. A third difference is that the Constitution of the Confederacy specifically stated that people were able to own slaves. Finally, in the Confederacy, protective tariffs weren’t allowed if they would help a specific industry.
There are many similarities and differences between both plans of government.