U.S. is a democratic republic

In response to a recent letter whether the United States’ form of government is a democracy or a reublic:

There has long been confusion on this topic. Democracy and republic are not exclusive. The U.S. is a democratic republic.

From the Oxford English Dictionary:

Meaning of democracy: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.

Meaning of republic: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

Andrew Warford

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