- from American Government
Let’s say you belong to a sports club or a chess club. The club has money to donate to an organization or charity. How do you decide which one?
Chances are you have a vote. The charity or organization with the most votes gets the money. That’s how a democracy works: People decide matters by voting. The United States government is a democracy. The word democracy comes from two Greek words: demos, which means “people,” and kratos, which means “rule.” The people rule.