Democratic vs. Republic

By: Jamie Dominguez and Olivia de Haan


- of, relating to, or supporting democracy or its principles. The leader gets elected by voting.

- Real World Example: In school you vote for your class president

- United States of America, Norway, Sweden


- a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

- Real World Example: On the playground, you might vote for team captains

-South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana



-States have their own electoral votes

-Higher taxes

-Believe in collectivism (group priority)


-Each person's vote counts

-Lower Taxes

-Believe in individualism (independent)


-Both give power to the people

-Both allow you to vote

-Both allow religious freedom