The Constitution of the United States: An Introduction Short Essay - Answer Key

Floyd G. Cullop
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Short Essay Questions Key

1. Why does the author believe everyone living in the United States should study the Constitution?

Floyd G. Cullop believes every individual living in this country should study the Constitution because our way of government is established on it. Further, the rights and privileges of American citizens are shielded by it. Those who are ignorant of the U.S. Constitution are ignorant of the truths Americans believed to be superior to all others concerning the relationships between government and human beings.

2. Do Americans live in a democracy or a republic?

Americans live in both a democracy and a republic. In a democracy, citizens govern themselves. In a republic, citizens elect officials who govern them. The U.S. is a democratic republic.

3. What is the difference between a direct democracy and an indirect democracy?

What distinguishes an indirect democracy and an indirect democracy is who conducts government affairs. The U.S. is an indirect democracy in which citizens do not handle daily affairs of government. Instead, elected representatives are to conduct affairs in a way those citizens desire. In a direct democracy, the citizens conduct the governmental affairs themselves.

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