Democracy is system of government that is driven by the citizens through decisions made by voting. The main principles of democracy include: 1) a political system where representatives of the people are chosen through free elections. 2) Human rights exist for all citizens. 3) The rule of law applies equally to all citizens. 4) Citizens actively participate and recognize their responsibility as a citizen. Democracy in and of itself create a healthy competition among citizens.
The worksheets below explain the modern concept of a democracy, the Electoral College, political parties, Special Interest Groups; we also explore what it takes to run for office.