The American Democracy Essay by Paramount

The American Democracy
This paper discusses the American political system--its founding principles, the present, and the future.
# 9963 | 1,110 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2003 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Law (Constitution)

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This paper states that America's political system has remained largely consistent with the principles of the nation's founding. The author reviews the early history of American democracy. The paper argues that the increased participation of women and people of color in the American political system is consistent with the democratic principles and that these changes expand the democracy ideals. The author warns that there are challenges to democracy.

From the Paper:

"The early history of American democracy was marked by two key documents: The Declaration of Independence, and The Constitution of the United States. The Declaration of Independence was signed in Congress on July 4, 1776. It was a formal declaration of the American colony's wish to be independent of British influence. The Declaration of Independence and the following Articles of Confederation helped to establish the groundwork for American democracy. Importantly, the articles attempted to maintain the independence of each individual state, while establishing a spirit of friendship and cooperation."

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