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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 liberal, republican democracies. Why is democracy precious, and why is our republic, even with its faults, worth protecting and improving?
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?