as in democracy
government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation the newly created United States opted for self-rule rather than monarchy

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“Self-rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-rule. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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