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About America: How the United States is Governed

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The American system of government, begun as an experiment in liberty and democracy in 1776, has proven to be remarkably resilient and adaptable. While often categorized as a democracy, the United States is more accurately defined as a constitutional federal republic. What does this mean? "Constitutional" refers to the fact that government in the United States is based on a Constitution which is the supreme law of the United States. The Constitution not only provides the framework for how the... More
Material Type: Open Textbook
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Date Added to MERLOT: November 26, 2008
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 22, 2014
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Submitter: Judy Baker
Keywords: law, NGO, nongovernmental organizations, local government, elections, american democracy, Democracy, federal government, judicial, executive, USA, U.S. constitution, legislative, State governments, political parties, media

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Language: Chinese, English, Spanish
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