Direct Democracy: Strengths And Weaknesses

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Define direct democracy, and include a summary of its strengths and weaknesses. Assume millions of American households can be hooked up to a central computer system, and every citizen could vote on every issue before the federal government. Would such an arrangement be beneficial? Explain your answer.

Direct democracy is a government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly. This form of government was started in ancient Greek areas. When it was the colonies’s turn to choose a government, direct democracy was not an option, this was because James Madison feared that by giving power to the people, would risk a large group over-powering the minorities and small organizations. While direct democracy would not work on its

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