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Asian Americans in the U.S. Historical and Political Process

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Throughout the history of the United States, the struggle for democracy has always been a huge problem for America. Even from the beginning, the framers were forced to find a balance between creating a republican government based on popular consent and a government that does not sway easily by public opinion and popular democracy (Greenberg, 36). However, through the use of federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and limitations on majority rules, the framers were able to place obstacles in the path of a majoritarian democracy (Greenberg, 37). Given all the framers' efforts, many Americans still question how democratic the American political process really and what democracy really means to them. As the result, we can analyze the idea and meaning of democracy and use the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign between Jerry Brown and Meg Whiteman to analyze today's media, social movements, interest groups, civil rights, and election process to see how democratic our political processes have become.

Throughout the history of the United States, the struggle for democracy has always been a huge problem for America. Even from the beginning, the framers were forced to find a balance between creating a republican government based on popular consent and a government that does not sway easily by public opinion and popular democracy (Greenberg, 36). However, through the use of federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and limitations on majority rules, the framers were able to place obstacles in the path of a majoritarian democracy (Greenberg, 37). Given all the framers' efforts, many Americans still question how democratic the American political process really and what democracy really means to them. As the result, we can analyze the idea and meaning of democracy and use the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign between Jerry Brown and Meg Whiteman to analyze today's media, social movements, interest groups, civil rights, and election process to see how democratic our political processes have become.

Throughout the history of the United States, the struggle for democracy has always been a huge problem for America. Even from the beginning, the framers were forced to find a balance between creating a republican government based on popular consent and a government that does not sway easily by public opinion and popular democracy (Greenberg, 36). However, through the use of federalism, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and limitations on majority rules, the framers were able to place obstacles in the path of a majoritarian democracy (Greenberg, 37). Given all the framers' efforts, many Americans still question how democratic the American political process really and what democracy really means to them. As the result, we can analyze the idea and meaning of democracy and use the 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign between Jerry Brown and Meg Whiteman to

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