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Unformatted text preview: “We the people” does have meaning… it’s who is eligible in the vote (18+, who are citizens) but it has changed over the years Popular sovereignty - ultimate authority rests with the people We have a representative democracy—mixture of all. Must be some sort of meaningful vote. To have choice there has to be at least 2 options- 2 candidates/parties with realistic chances of winning. Democratic vs Republication- oldest 2 party system in the world. Has been around since the 1850s (the Antebellum period) Party of Jefferson (1790s Democratic Party) and Andrew Jackson Britain’s match up has only been around since around the Great Depression. Has to have frequent rotation of offices—essential for democracy. When one party dominates for a long period of time—leads to instability. Jan 20 th —peaceful transfer of power from one party to another. Public occasion before “we the people” the public can see the changing of the guard....
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