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Is the U.S. a republic?

What does that mean?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Jun. 3, 2010 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • Yes it is. Here is the definition of a republic. It is a political order whose head of state is not a monarch and in modern times is usually a president. A nation that has such a political order. A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. A nation that has such a political order.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • "A republic is a form of government in which the head of state is not a monarch and the people (or at least a part of its people)have an impact on its government. The word "republic" is derived from the Latin phrase res publica, which can be translated as "a public affair".

    Wikipedia
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 9:56 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • Democracy contains within it the possibility for passing laws that allow a majority to decide to legally discriminate against a minority. A Republic includes a system that guards against this hostile majority. It's a better idea... our founding fathers were brilliant!
    Blabbermouth

    Answer by Blabbermouth at 9:59 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • We're a mix of democracy and a republic. Our founding father's took a good look back in history and pulled a little of this and some of that and mixed them together. By not limiting themselves to one system in full, they were able to pick what was the most successful from many. :-)

    You'll be able to look up the definition for democracy and republic and make them fit our system- because we shame similar ideas and concepts from each.
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 10:08 PM on Jun. 3, 2010

  • "
    You'll be able to look up the definition for democracy and republic and make them fit our system- because we shame similar ideas and concepts from each."


    We sure as heck do shame them, and regularly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:09 AM on Jun. 5, 2010

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