AGExam - 1 In this country, we use what is called a...

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In this country, we use what is called a representative democracy. Many people can say that know what democracy is, but they probably do not completely understand what a representative democracy means. By definition a representative democracy means that citizens delegate authority to elected representatives. The question is: are these representatives doing what the people want, or just trying to get away with as much as possible? Most Americans probably believe that they have more control over the way the government is run than they actually do. For example, many people believe that when they vote for the president, their vote goes right to the candidate they elected. The voters that have an idea what the Electoral College is know that the president is not chosen by a popular vote, especially from the 2000 election. Most of those people do not even realize that there are actually electors that choose the president. (I was among this group before entering this class.) Therefore, citizens do not single handedly decide which candidate
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POL 202 taught by Professor Schmeling during the Fall '05 term at Rhode Island College.

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