How are both democratic and republican principles of government embodied in the government of the United States of America?
The national government is a form of representative democracy; a pure democracy in America is not practicable because of the geographical size and large population, and the fact that masses of citizens do not have sufficient leisure for continuous direct participation in the public business. The government is also a republic because the people elect their chief executive, the President, as well as their legislative representatives.
1. "Our American Government, What Is It? How Does It Function? 171 Questions and Answers", Washington, D. C., 1969, page 1.
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