Political Science Assignment

I want you to evaluate the extent to which the American political system is democratic. democracy
 noun  di-m-kr-s
: a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting
: a country ruled by democracy
: an organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights
                                                                                                -Merriam Webster Dictionary

Does the above definition accurately capture everything about the meaning of democracy?  Explain why or why not. 

Is the American political system democratic?  Explain.  When addressing these questions be sure to provide substantive analysis and give examples to support your arguments.  In your response, be sure to discuss American political institutions and the U.S. Constitution. In addition, bring in example(s) from political leaders, citizens, interest groups, current events,  and/or the media.