The constitution of the united states: a transcription note: the following text is a transcription of the constitution as it was inscribed by jacob shallus on parchment (the document on display in the rotunda at the national archives museum) the spelling and punctuation reflect the original. We the people: a constitutional republic, not a democracy today, we celebrate the 224th anniversary of the signing of the united states constitution (september 17 falls out over the weekend this year.
Constitutional democracy: an outline of essential elements this outline attempts to set forth the essential elements or characteristics of constitutional democracy democracy is government of, by, and for the people. Indeed, the united states might be labeled a constitutional federal representative democracy but where one word is used, with all the oversimplification that this necessary entails, “democracy” and “republic” both work.
A pure unbridled democracy is a political system in which the majority enjoys absolute power by means of democratic elections in an unvarnished democracy, unrestrained by a constitution, the majority can vote to impose tyranny on themselves and the minority opposition. Democracy in the united states the united states is a representative democracy this means that our government is elected by citizens here, citizens vote for their government officials these officials represent the citizens’ ideas and concerns in government voting is one way to participate in our democracy.
The united states of america is a constitutional federal republic, not a direct democracy (which is the traditional meaning of the term democracy) the simplest way to describe america, is a “mixed constitution” or “mixed government rooted in a republic.