The Weimar Constitution

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Weimar Constitution
    • President is elected and appoints the chancellor.
    • The Chancellor leads the Reichstag.
    • The Reichstag is chosen by proportional representation.
      • Instead of voting for an MP, Weimar Germans voted for a political party. They were allocated the number of seats exactly reflecting the number of votes they got.
    • The Reichstag represents the German people.
      • All over 20s could vote for the Reichstag and the President, who serves for 7 years.
    • Article 48 could be used in an emergency.
      • He could pass laws without consulting the Reichstag in an 'emergency'.


No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all Life in Germany resources »