The Role Of Democracy In The United States

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Unit 1 Exam Essay The United States did not start off as a democracy. Americans slowly worked up to a democratic system and worked together to achieve a balance in the government. The first action they took was by creating a separation of powers so there was not any concentration on just one power. Secondly, they created the Bill of Rights to protect the rights of individuals and the states. Lastly, the U.S. Constitution established America’s national government and laws, and guaranteed basic rights for its citizens. By preventing concentration to one power, the founders created the separation of powers. The separation of powers divides the central government into three branches and creates a system of checks and balances. There are three
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