Why America is not a Democracy -Ancient Greek Democracy vs. the American Republic

By Andra Fofuca

Why America is not a Democracy

Contrary to popular belief, the United States of America is not a democratic country, but a republic. In order to establish the difference between the two, the terms must first be defined: a democracy relies on the vote of the people. Those who live in the allotted district have the right to vote for every political decision which occurs. A republic, however, has citizens vote for representatives who then make political decisions