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An explanation of the various forms of government, and why america is not a democracy. American politics and government and the media depictions of these realities we also hope that they will learn how to use the media to intervene effectively in the american political system on their own terms. The government of the united states of america is a constitutional federal republic it functions as a democracy and a republic because citizens elect individuals to represent them, and a majority vote determines laws the foundation of the united states government is the us constitution this.
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