Assignment Goal: Evaluate the extent to which the American political system is democratic.
: a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting
: a country ruled by democracy
: an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights
-Merriam Webster Dictionary
Please write an essay of 750 to 1000 words (i.e., 3 to 4 pages) that addresses these questions: Does the above definition accurately capture everything about the meaning of democracy? Explain. In addition, Is the American political system democratic? Explain. When addressing these questions be sure to provide substantive analysis and give examples to support your arguments. In your paper, discuss American political institutions, the U.S. Constitution, political leaders, citizens, interest groups, and/or the media.