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Need a history lesson?

I will admit never was big on history while in school but the other question that was going about America as a republic but we are called a deomocracy so much so when did it start shifting to a democracy. I watched a video about the different roles in government that explains the different roles but did not give you a understanding why we are a democracy when suppose to be a republic.


Asked by lisadallasr at 7:51 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am still learning about history and politics but from what I understand.....We are a Republic with democratically elected representatives.  If we were a true democracy then everything would be put to the people in a vote, instead we elected reps who are supposed to be our voice. Republic and Democracy have little to do with our current political parties.


    Answer by Friday at 7:54 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Sorry, we are a Constitutional Republic with democratically elected representatives.


    Answer by Friday at 7:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2009