How Democracy Is Influenced On Democracy

1310 Words Nov 13th, 2015 6 Pages
How The
Constitution’s
Affects
Democracy

Ayanna Schoolfield
Mrs. Cranon- Charles
Political Science
13 November 2015

Ayanna Schoolfield
Mrs. Cranon-Charles
Political Science
November 13, 2015

Before we take a look on how democracy is influenced and what role does the Constitution play when discussing the effects on democracy, we must first know what democracy is. The formal definition of democracy is a form of government by the people, but what we need to further evaluate what this really means. According to David Plotke in his article Representation is democracy, democracy is when the people have representatives who aim to fulfill their needs and achieve different targets that the people want. Ultimately, the people are the main source of power is vested in the people. This power is exercised through authority figures the people elect to represent them and their wishes. Now that we have a better understanding of what democracy is, we can begin to examine the effects on democracy. There are many ways democracy is influenced and transformed but the big umbrella that falls above all is the Constitution. The Constitution, though really old, has an extreme and positive affect on democracy. The Constitution was established to place rules and regulations on how to run our government here in America. We needed a document that met and addressed the demands of the people and hence The Constitution came into place. The Constitution is has a huge impact on democracy…
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