Definition: government by the people; a form of governmentin which the supreme power is vested in thepeople and exercised directly by them or by theirelected agents under a free electoral system.

Types: Democratic and Republican

Pros: Because of how the government is set up, no one person can take all the power.mot tends to be a more fair form of government that allows the will of the people to be put into law.

Cons: all decisions, good or bad, can affect the country which if poor decisions are made the whole country suffers. It is also impossible for the majority to be restrained from using the minority.

Quotes: "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)

"If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone  in the process of building this society. if we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end." (Bayard Rustin)

Counties that use this government: United States and Australia

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