- from How America Works
Suppose you belong to a club that has money to donate to a good cause. How do you decide which cause gets the money?
Chances are you vote on it. The cause with the most votes gets the money. That’s how a democracy works: People decide things 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.