Election 2008

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?