Democracy and Its Practical Application

Define democracy and make an argument either in favor of or against its practical application.

In what ways is the United States a democratic country, and in what ways is the U.S. an undemocratic country? What should be changed or altered to strengthen democracy in the United States? Consider that the word ‘democracy’ is nowhere to be found in the Declaration of Independence or the U.S. Constitution, nor was it a term the founders used. It is both an ancient term and a modern one.