how is the  U.S. a democracy?

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  • wjstix
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Athenian democracy involved decisions made by Plebiscite - all eligible voters got together in one big place, and voted on what to do. As cities became countries, you couldn't do that anymore. It worked better to elect representatives to get together and make decisions. That's a representative democracy. Both are democracies.

  • 8 months ago

    WE ARE A FEDERAL REPUBLIC

  • 8 months ago

    ITS A REPUBLIC... How come uneducated DEMOCRITS like you are try to be so stupid with many of your so called TROLLING QUESTIONS should be a question here.

  • 8 months ago

    The United States is a representative democracy. This means that our government is elected by citizens. Here, citizens vote for their government officials. Voting is one way to participate in our democracy. Citizens can also contact their officials when they want to support or change a law.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The people have a say in who governs, through voting.  Therefore it is a representative democracy.  It's very simple.

  • 8 months ago

    America is not, and has never been, a free or democratic country going back to the pilgrims.

    Technically, the US is a Constitutional Republic and hypocritically espouses democracy while actually opposing democracy within the US and around the world.

  • 8 months ago

    The government members are elected by and for the people that's a democracy. There are all kinds of democracy: parliamentarian, republic, federal. But they all have that one thing in common. The members of the government are elected by and for the people as a whole.

  • 8 months ago

    It isn't. It's a Constitutional Republic.

  • 8 months ago

    It's not. America is a Corporation of, by and for, the global-banking cartel 

    We actually lost the American-Revolution. We did win through military-power, 

    but that was temporary. We didn't go to war over the Boston Tea-Party 

    (that's a lie). We went to war because the Bank of England made it illegal 

    for the colonies to print their own currencies. This was called the "Currency-Act"

    which was designed to impoverish the colonies. We did break free - for 

    a while. Then Alex Hamilton sold us out by creating a charter between the 

    Bank of England and our First Central Bank in 1791

  • Blonde
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It’s not...it’s a constitutional republic.

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