FREE ONLINE COURSES
Is the U.S. Government
a Democracy or a republic?
How does it work?
Can we trust it?
We strive to ensure each of our courses is of the highest quality. Each course has been reviewed by at least one if not several experts in civic education, U.S. history, constitutional law, political science, or other applicable fields.
M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Distinguished Professor of Politics, Emeritus;
State Coordinator for California We the People and Project Citizen
Professor Emeritus and Academy Professor,
John Hopkins University
Associate Director, Democracy and Governance Program
David Bernstein Professor of Political Science,
Johns Hopkins University
Mark J. Molli
Associate Director (Retired)
Center for Civic Education
Professor of Comparative Politics, Emeritus
University of Southampton
Professor of Political Science
Sciences Po Grenoble
We are drawn from conservative, progressive and independent thinkers. Our ages range from low 20s through the 80s. Most of our board members have deep experience in teaching or promoting democracy around the world, and some have been actively involved in politics at the local, state, and national levels.
Our Short Courses
Our courses are free for everyone only with help from good people like you.
“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” –John Adams
The Center for Free, Fair, and Accountable Democracy is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
CFFAD is non-partisan. We do not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.
Financial statements are available from the State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Most governments employ some form of diplomacy to advance their security and commercial interests. They do this by establishing and staffing embassies around the world, by participating in regional and international bodies, and by using media to spread their messages. Those countries with the most trade (job opportunities for their citizens) are typically those with the most embassies. In 2016,