16 RepublicRepublic - voters hold sovereign power. Elected representatives who are responsible to the people exercise that power.The terms representative democracy and republic mean basically the same thing.
20 Free ElectionsFree Elections-Free and open elections to choose their leaders and voice their opinions on various issues.
21 Competing Political Parties Competing Political Parties-This is to give voters choice among candidates.
22 Free EnterpriseFree Enterprise- the population and businesses control their economic decisions.
23 What can you do for your country now and in the future? John F. Kennedy stated one of democracy’s basic ideals when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”What can you do for your country now and in the future?