The Weimar Constitution

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  • The Weimar Constitution
    • The role of the Chancellor
      • Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (1919–1933) ... The chancellor(Reichskanzler) was appointed by the president and was responsible to the parliament. Under the Weimar Republic, thechancellor was a fairly weak figure. Much like his French counterpart, he served as little more than a chairman.
    • The role of the Reichstag
      • the extensive use of powers granted to the President by the use of the Emergency Decree in Article 48 of the constitution, the use of enabling acts, especially in 1919–1923, and then again the Enabling Act of 1933, after Hitler had been appointed Chancellor, which formed an important building block of his dictatorship.
    • The role of the Reichstrat
      • The Reichsrat was one of two legislative bodies in Germany during Weimar Republic (1919–1933), the other being the Reichstag. ... The Reichsrat was the successor body to the Bundesrat of the GermanEmpire (1867–1918), which was a more formalized upper house.
    • The role of the President
      • The reason is that during the Weimar Republic, the period that led up to Nazi Germany, the president had wide-reaching powers. He could annul basic laws and rule with emergency law. These factors played a large role in Hitler's rise to power. The president's first official residence is the Bellevue Palace in Berlin.

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