Democracy vs. Republic


Why America is a Republic, not a Democracy

The Constitution, the Articles, and Federalism 

US Elections - How do they work? 

Federalism: Government and Politics


Government By the People

Explore American politics through the Constitution
Government by the People provides a thorough, Constitution-based introduction to the foundational principles, processes, and institutions of American government. Throughout, authors highlight the central role that people play in a constitutional democracy, inspiring students to see how similarities and differences in political beliefs continue to shape government to this day.