Agenda Introduction What is Democracy Benefits of Democracy Less violence Conclusion
Introduction Democracy means people-power or rule by the people. The idea came from the ancient Greeks who combined the words demos (people) and krates (rule) to create the term.
What is Democracy? Democracy is a form of government where all eligible citizens have an equality in the decisions that affect their lives. According to Abraham Lincon Democracy means a government elected of the people, for the people, to the people In a democratic government, the peoples views influence the laws and decisions made by the government.
Democracy is accountable formof government Democracy improves the quality of decision making Democracy enhances the dignity of citizens Democracy provides a method to deal with Differences and conflicts
Democracy in ancient times An autocratic system of government is a type of government where one person or small group make all the decisions on behalf of the people of the state. Citizens of the state have no say in influencing decisions.
Benefits of democracies The main benefit of democracy is that every adult person regardless of race, religious belief or gender has the same political rights as each other. People living in a democratic society are protected from oppression by laws and limits on governmental power. Democratic governments put laws into place to protect their citizens and to ensure a safe and fair society.
Less violence More democracy leads to less internal violence People are given chance to change those who are in power or can change policies which they disagree. This makes it preferable to a system where political change takes place through violence.
Conclusion Democracies allow for information to be more readily available to the public. People have more freedoms and rights in democracies. True democracy will come to a country when no one goes hungry to bed.