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Explain the 5 principles of democracy. 

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Democracy is government by the people (direct) or by their elected representatives (indirect). Ancient Greece practiced the "direct" form while the US practices the "indirect" form.

Democracy has been the cornerstone of American government from its inception in the late eighteenth century. The Founding Fathers rejected monarchy and aristocracy. Democracy is complex, and it is not possible to unequivocally list its five most important tenets, but most modern democracies share certain key characteristics.

First, they have freedom of the press. Without free access to information, it is not possible for the people or voters to carry out their responsibilities. Second, democracies follow the rule of law. The Constitution is the ultimate set of laws in the United States. Most other democracies also have a written constitution.

Finally, democracy is based on ideas promulgated during the Enlightenment in Europe. John Locke, Montesquieu, and other intellectuals laid the foundations for modern...

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