- from How America Works
Suppose you belong to a club with money to donate to a worthy cause. How do you decide which cause gets the money?
Chances are you vote on it. The cause with the most votes is where the money goes. 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.