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2000

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University of Northern Iowa

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Seasonal Initiatives: Sports Stadium Referendums And Voter Turnout, Joe Book Jan 2000

Seasonal Initiatives: Sports Stadium Referendums And Voter Turnout, Joe Book

Presidential Scholars Theses (1990 – 2006)

Democracy is a system of government in which the people of a state govern themselves under the idea that every person's vote and opinion is equal in the eyes of the government. In its purest form, a democratic government involves all citizens equally in every level of administration. The United States government was founded on this belief that citizens deserve the right to govern themselves, but the system created by the founders of this country was a form of representative democracy. Rebelling against the British monarchy, which would not allow the American colonies a voice in Parliament, the founders ...