The American Form of Government
The American Form of Government
An explanation of the various forms of government, and why America is not a democracy.

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Benjamin Franklin's wikipedia page

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Monarchy or Dictatorship - rule by one.

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Oligarchy - rule by group

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Anarchy - without government

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Democracy - Rule of the people (Majority rule)

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Republic - The public thing (The Law)

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The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription - from The National Archives

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The word "Democracy" does not appear in the Declaration of Independence or the US Constitution. Nor does it appear in any of the Constitutions of the 50 States. The founders did everything they could to keep us from having a democracy.

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James Madison, rightly known as the Father of the Constitution, wrote in Essay #10 of the Federalist papers: "... democracies have ever been specticles of turbulance and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of properly, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths."

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