The most effective form of government is representative democracy because citizens elect representatives to vote for them. This system makes it the most efficient form of government because the representatives pass laws and make decisions faster than if every citizen had to take the time and vote on everything themselves, which is what a direct democracy is. Also, the representatives know how to make good decisions about the country/city, and most citizens may not. Something else that makes representative democracy more effective is that it is equal. In an autocracy, there is only one person in charge, and they can very easily gain control of the entire country. In many autocracies, like a dictatorship, there isn't even a constitution. In a representative democracy, many people serve together, and the separation of power makes sure they all have an equal say in the laws and decisions that have to be made. Because representatives in a democracy must be voted into office, they have to listen to what the people want, ensuring that the voices of the people are heard.
Being a citizen means that you are legally recognized member of a community. A good citizen knows any and all rights and responsibilities that are important to know to be accepted in society. Citizens of any community have many rights, such as voting and running for political office, having freedom of speech, and having the right to a trial by jury. There are also many responsibilities that citizens have. Some of these include obeying the local and state laws, obeying authority, such as police officers or people in charge of the community. Good citizens follow all of the rules of their city, state, or country, and they exercise lots of rights that give them more freedom. They help make the place they live in better.