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United States: Not a DemocracyThough commonly called a democracy, the United States is actually a Constitutional Replublic.

Constitutional republics and democracies are similar, but there are key differences. In a constitutional republic, government officials are elected by the people to represent them. The officials are to govern according to existing constitutional law, which limits government's power over the people. Thus, the focus is on governing according to constitutional law.

In a democracy, the primary source of political power is the people, not a constitution. The power may be exercised directly or through elected officials. In either case, whatever the majority of people decide is what rules.

So, though the United States has mistakenly been referred to as a democracy throughout history, its true form of government is constitutional republic.

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At the federal level, the United States is a republic, not a democracy. In a republic, legislative power resides with elected representatives and the head of state is also chosen by elected representatives. In a democracy, legislative power resides with the electorate through initiative and referendumand executive power is authorized by election and recall.

Twenty-one states within the U.S. have statute law initiative and referendum. Eighteen states have popular recall of office holders.

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The United States of America is not a parliamentary democracy. It is a presidential democracy, or republic. A parliamentary democracy is one in which the chief executive is selected from and is a continuing member of the legislative branch (the parliament). In a presidential democracy, the chief executive is selected separately from and is not a member of the legislature. In a presidential system, the President is often also the Head of State, while the function of Head of State in a parliamentary system is performed by someone other than the President - sometimes a separately elected person (as in France), sometimes a hereditary monarch (as in the United Kingdom).

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NO. The US is a Presidential Republic, which is a form of INDIRECT DEMOCRACY. In a direct democracy, people vote directly on political policies. In an indirect democracy, people vote for representatives and politicians who, in turn, vote on political policies.

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yes, the Unites States has a representative democracy

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The United States does not have a parliamentary democracy. For a parliament to occur, there must be a king or queen, the United States has a president.

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It would seem that way, though originally is was meant to be a Republic.

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No, it's a republic.

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