Elections give the power to the people and enable them to choose their leaders who make decisions on their behalf. Other forms of government like dictatorships do not have this option. More »

The 1896 Presidential election demonstrated a movement in American society away from the extreme concentration on agriculture and toward a society that embraced industrialism. William Jennings Bryan ran as a Democrat wit... More »

Websites such as Vote411.org and Votesmart.org compile information about political candidates that allows voters to make comparisons among the candidates. Both websites include data for candidates running for national, s... More »

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Totalitarianism is a form of government where the state has total power, but in a democracy, the people of a country (or region) vote to elect leaders who act on their behalf. A totalitarianism government typically has a... More »

Authoritarian governments exercise unlimited power, while democratic governments are run by the will of the people and feature regular elections. Some governments have traits of both styles. 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 »

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 »