Direct Democracy And A Government: A Form Of Government

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"If men were angels, no government would be necessary." (James Madison). Many historians would recognize this quote from the famous James Madison, however if humans were angels would they not need a government? It seems that even angels have a form of leadership, which is basically what government is, a form of control or direction. Despite whether or not angels need government, humans need a form of government to maintain order. Two types of government that have had a major impact on history, through their ability to provide order and leadership, are direct democracy and a republic.
Direct Democracy Direct democracy, also called pure democracy, is a form of democracy where the people themselves vote on political issues. The oldest recorded
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The first recorded instance of a large republic state immerged in ancient Rome around 509 B.C. The Roman Republic used this type of government to put into place a system of checks and balances and also the separation of powers. This way they could minimize government corruption to provide some equality. Similar to a pure democracy, a republic has its benefits and downsides. One of the positive aspects of a republic, is people can actually make a difference in their government by voting for their preferred candidate and supporting what they stand for. With this connection, the people feel more connected with their government, which also increases moral. It also eliminates the chance of a tyrant coming to power and imposing problems. However, as stated before, it also has some downsides. These include the fact that while one majority may win, it may be by only a few votes causing the other group to become upset. Another issue is one that pure democracy did not face; the minority may be ignored by the government due to the fact that they cannot change anything because they lack the numbers.
America 's Form of Government Article IV section 4 of the U.S. constitution says, "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of

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