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|Name: Brittney Standridge |Date: | Practice Living in a Democracy Answer the following questions about living in a democracy. (4 points) 1. The United States government can be classified using four different criteria. Using these criteria, list the four types of government that the United States has. (4 points) Who has power: How much power the government has: Where the government's power is located: How power is distributed between the legislative and executive branches: Answer: (5 points) 2. Why do you think the United States has a federal type of government? Answer: They wanted to create a “more perfect union”. They wanted a government that wouldn’t only serve the people but a government that will also be long lived exemplar to other nations. (5 points) 3. Identify one of the basic tenets of American democracy, and explain why it is necessary for democracy to work. Answer: Compromise. I think it is necessary for democracy to work because if you don’t compromise with the rest of the America then you will not know what to do and you will be very confused. (6 points) 4. Winston Churchill, who served as Britain's prime minister, once said: "Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time and time." What do you think he meant by this? Answer: I think he is saying that democracy isn’t perfect but it is the best out of all the other forms of Government. (5 points) 5. How do you think your life might be different if you lived under a
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