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What are the strengths and pitfalls of American democracy? What are the strengths and pitfalls of American democracy?

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American democracy has survived for centuries, and has endured great tests. That's a definite positive. I would also argue that our country is fairly stable and nonviolent. Despite the current economy, we are mostly economically successful. I worry about the current infighting in Congress though. This is a definite disadvantage.

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The major strength of American democracy has been that it is fairly...

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