Definition- 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.

2 Pros

1. Individuals in a democracy all have the right to vote on all laws, leaders, and different aspects on government and politics.

2. In a democracy, citizens have numerous freedoms within terms of civil responsibility. Everyone has their right to speak their opinion in a democracy.

2 Cons

1. The popular vote may not be the right choice for the country. Majority rules, therefore, what the citizens vote for is what goes. Some citizens may have more expertise in politics then others, but they lose. So the fear of instability is a con.

2. In a democracy, people can be separated into groups causing separation within the country.  People separate based on their own opinion. If the opinion does not go in one groups way, it creates tension.


Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.


2 Countries that use this form of Government

The United States of America and Dominican Republic are two countries that use Democracy as a form of government.

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