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The USA is a representative democracy, a country in which the adult citizens of the country vote to elect the country's leaders. These elected leaders make the governmental decisions. The leaders serve in office for a specific amount of time, called a ______________________________ of office. Elected government officials include the president, US senators and representatives, state senators and representatives, governors, mayors, school ________________________________ members, and many others.
The word __________________________________ comes from the ________________________________ language; in Greek, demos means "people" and kratos mean "power." In a democracy, the power of the government is in the hands of its ________________________________.
Most US elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday each __________________________________. __________________________________ places (the locations where people vote) include schools, post offices, and other public places. Every four years, US __________________________________ can vote for the President of the USA. The basic process of selecting the President is spelled out in the U.S. __________________________________, but it has been modified by the 12th, 22nd, and 23rd __________________________________.
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