Virtually every day, we hear our country called a Democracy. The implication is that a Democracy is a good thing and what other countries should be. But our country was not founded as a Democracy, but a Republic. Find out what our founders gave us, what makes the US different and special, something impossible to understand and appreciate without understanding the underlying principles and how they are implemented. Instructor, Mike Van Schoiack, is a retired engineer who has studied this topic in depth.