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Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Baird JohnsonStuyvesant High SchoolHigh School (11th Grade)Neither Slave Nor MasterWhat is democracy? This question should be easily answered, as democracy has been the preeminent system of government for decades. Democracy has never been more popular. Yet, defining it is more difficult than you might imagine. Much of this difficulty stems from changing perceptions of democracy over time. The issue of era also finds itself prominently featured in the debate over whether it is important to live…See More
Dec 31, 2018
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Is it Important to Live in a Democracy?

Posted on December 31, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Baird Johnson

Stuyvesant High School

High School (11th Grade)

Neither Slave Nor Master

What is democracy? This question should be easily answered, as democracy has been the preeminent system of government for decades. Democracy has never been…

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