Monarchies and Dictatorship

974 Words4 Pages
Running head: Democracies, Monarchies And Dictatorship Democracies, Monarchies And Dictatorship Dorkas Hernandez Allied American University Author Note This paper was prepared for SOC 135 Introduction to Sociology, Module 6 Homework Assignment taught by Jesse Kleis. Democracies, Monarchies And Dictatorship Governments. What better example of democracy then The United States. Living in the United States gives us the advantage of living under a government system that is a democracy. A democracy is a system of government in which power is vested in the people, who rule either directly or through freely elected representatives (reference.com). By living under a democratic government we ensure that our rulers are elected by the people to serve the people. What is the meaning of democracy in the United States? Democracy and respect for human rights have long been central components of U.S. foreign policy. Supporting democracy not only promotes such fundamental American values as religious freedom and worker rights, but also helps create a more secure, stable, and prosperous global arena in which the United States can advance its national interests. In addition, democracy is the one national interest that helps to secure all the others. Democratically governed nations are more likely to secure the peace, deter aggression, expand open markets, promote economic development, protect American citizens, combat international terrorism and crime, uphold human and worker rights, avoid humanitarian crises and refugee flows, improve the global environment, and protect human health. With these goals in mind, the United States seeks to: Promote democracy as a means to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the entire world; Assist newly formed democracies in implementing democratic principles; Assist democracy
Open Document