Based on what you know about institutions (constitution, federalism, legislature, executive, and judiciary) and

 processes (public opinion, media, interest groups, political parties, campaigns, and elections), assess in what ways

 the U.S. political system is democratic and in what ways it is less than fully democratic? 

 Consider the democratic values of popular sovereignty, political equality and political liberty in your assessment.

 Make certain to address these components.  

What might/should be done to make the system more democratic?