The people hold political power in a democracy. The system lets people choose their leaders through a competitive process and hold them accountable for their policies and conduct in public office. The people elect their ... More »

A democracy is a type of government where the creation, evolution and proposal of laws are made through the engagement of all eligible citizens. There are several types of democratic systems, such as direct and semi-dire... More »

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Jeffersonian Democracy and Jacksonian Democracy were two political outlooks that gained significant traction during their respective eras and left lasting effects on the American political system. The two systems share m... More »

A democracy is a government in which the people possess the ultimate power, while a dictatorship is a government in which the ruler possesses all the power. The exercise of power in a democracy varies, as the people may ... More »

A limited democracy is a system of government in which power is only partially in the hands of the general populace. The level of power is identified within a constitution. More »

According to Dr. Dianne Berman of Santa Monica College, the advantages of federalism include the ability to experiment with policy, empowerment of local government, opportunities for direct democracy and decentralization... More »

Fascism is a dictatorial form of government that rejects the tenets of democracy, socialism and capitalism, and a fascist will believe that the state has the right to take extreme measures, including conducting surveilla... More »