Second, these governments seldom carry out conflicting programs. Dogs don’t cry for me mom canvas prints. This is one of the reasons for George Washington and other co-authors of the US Constitution to introduce a system of control and counterweights of the branches of power: the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary. In America the so-called minority situation occurs when the president and the majority of the bicameral parliament are members of different parties. President Ronald Reagan won in 1980 when his party the Republican Party took the majority of both houses of parliament.