1 : a doctrine in political theory that government is created by and subject to the will of the people. 2 : a pre-Civil War doctrine asserting the right of the people ...
The role of
In the heat of the Wilmot Proviso debate, many southern lawmakers began to question the right of Congress to determine the status of slavery in any territory.
(Historical Terms) (in the pre-Civil War US) the doctrine that the inhabitants of a territory should be free from federal interference in determining their own ...
As can be seen by the above progression, the idea of
Basic Elements of Democracy.