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The main relied on nonfiction sequence out there, Eyewitness Books offer an in-depth, complete examine their matters with a distinct integration of phrases and images. Eyewitness Books now include an incredible wall chart and a CD of clip-art. content material provides a accomplished review of the vote casting strategy in government-how it has replaced via background, and the way it differs in republics all over the world.

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Since the 1800s MAKING FUN there has also been, according to Just as jesters were allowed some writers, a “fourth estate”— to mock medieval kings, the media in a healthy democracy the press. At first this only meant can make fun of candidates newspapers, but now it has expanded or elected politicians through cartoons and comedy shows. to include the whole range of modern communications media, such as radio, television, and Internet. Some media work in the public interest and serve democracy. Others represent the interests of their owners.

Governments have a duty to be honest, to obey domestic and international law, to uphold human rights, and to work for the public good rather than personal gain. They should be transparent, not secretive, in their actions. Democratic constitutions often contain a series of checks and balances, to ensure that no head of state gains too much power and that representatives may be held to account for their actions. Committees, public inquiries, or independent officials may investigate any accusations of wrongdoing.

In some countries, civil servants are appointed by the government on political lines. In others, they are expected to be independent of political parties. China’s civil service is more than 2,000 years old. This official seal dates from the 1700s. A PRESIDENT’S POWER The United States is a republic organized as a presidential democracy. George W. Bush was elected to power twice, in 2000 and 2004. As chief executive, head of state, and commander-in-chief of the army, the president wields considerable power, but he may face a Congress in which the opposing party has a majority, as Bush did from 2006.

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