Which of the following best describes the United States government? a. Executive rule b. Direct democracy c. Representative democracy d. Dictatorship
United States is a democracy: the power is in the hands of all the people, and not some group of the people ( so it's not an oligarchy or a dictatorship). It is also not a direct democracy, which would mean that the people directly decide on all the laws. Instead it is a representative democracy: people choose their representatives to rule in their name. The best answer is C.