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America: Republic or Democracy? Is the US system of government a democracy or a republic?What is illiberal democracy? What kinds of government systems do other countries have?
Democracy is Precious Compare non-democratic and illiberal systems of government with our system. Why is democracy precious, and why is our Republic, even with its faults, worth protecting and improving?
Political Trust & Distrust: Part 1 of 2 There is rarely agreement on policy priorities and methods. Yet, someone has to make decisions. Who can we trust to do that? Is there a trustworthy system for choosing our leaders, policies, and projects?
Political Trust & Distrust: Part 2 of 2 After the Constitution was ratified, some politicians started pushing against the new system they had created to win their political contests. Gaps have opened up between how things were supposed to work and how they actually work.
Trust & The Presidency: Part 1 of 7 How did the framer's trust and distrust shape their views on the presidency? What does the Constitution say about what presidents must and must not do?
Trust & The Presidency: Part 2 of 7 How did the formation of political parties and changes in the way states instructed their electors at the Electoral College affect the presidency? What are the implications for presidential power, partisanship, and accountability?
Trust & The Presidency: Part 3 of 7 The president's powers for war-making, treaty-making, and supervising the federal bureaucracy deepened over time. What were the changes and what are the consequences?