- from American Government
Imagine you're a member of a sports or chess club, and the club wants to donate money to an organization or charity. How will everyone decide on the recipient?
You'll probably vote, and the charity or organization with the most votes will get the money. That’s how democracy works—people decide things by voting. The United States government is a democracy. That word comes from two Greek words—demos, which means “people,” and kratos, which means “rule.” It literally means that the people rule.