Democracy For Dummies...

Emily Clifford

What is Democracy?

Government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.

What does Democracy do?

  • Allows one to...
  • Vote
  • Voice opinions
  • Choose a Leader
  • Disagree and Agree
  • Pick own job or career
  • Run for office

Democracy - A short introduction

Democracy or Not?

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Yes!

United States of America

  • The United States is not a direct democracy, in the sense of a country in which laws (and other government decisions) are made predominantly by majority vote. Some lawmaking is done this way, on the state and local levels, but it’s only a tiny fraction of all lawmaking. But we are a representative democracy, which is a form of democracy. -Washington Post, May 13,2015.

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Absolutely Not!

North Korea

  • Highly Communist country run by Kim Jong- Un.

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