The Presidential Election

As we know this is a presidential election year. In two short months the United States will pick a president. How do we pick a president? Well, we, United States citizens vote. The people, cast a vote on Election day, and the candidate (person running for office) with the most votes wins. In a sense the people pick their leaders, this is called “Government by the people, for the people” This type of government is called a democracy. Watch the Brainpop Movie on Democracy and write a short definition of just what a democracy is? What are the benefits of living in a democracy? What root words does the word Democracy come from?

10 responses

  1. Erik
    democracy is voting. Governent for the people by the people.
    YOu can vote in U.S. after you are 18

    September 4, 2008 at 10:49 am

  2. Democracy means adult citizen rule this land. The adult citizen pick the leaders.

    September 4, 2008 at 10:50 am

  3. Democracy means that we can pick our presidents.The benefit of living in a democracy is we can pick our own leaders. If we don’t like our leaders we can decide not pick them again

    September 4, 2008 at 10:52 am

  4. Democracy is when we vote

    September 4, 2008 at 10:52 am

  5. jacky lao

    democracy in greek mean power to the people. back then only man that have they own land they can vote in the democracy. you can only be 18 to vote in the u.s.a.

    September 4, 2008 at 10:53 am

  6. Democracy is where we vote to pick our leaders. the problem with not living in democracy is not fair because people do not get to pick their leaders.

    September 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

  7. Democracy is when you get to choose the president or the leaders that you want. It is important that people have a choice so that it is fair, it is not fair when people do not have any choice.

    September 4, 2008 at 10:57 am

  8. Democracy when people vote, people have a choice in a democracy. They choose their leaders. This is not like having aking.

    September 4, 2008 at 10:58 am

  9. yousef

    democrcy means when adult citenizens decide witch leader do they want

    September 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm

  10. Yousef
    Great to see you on the blog on saturday!
    Ms. brodeirick

    September 6, 2008 at 5:39 pm

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