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Ancient Athens

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Transcript of Ancient Athens

Government of Ancient Athens
Economy
Modern Democracy:
~All can vote
~One of the stronger democracies in the world
~Direct democracy


Ancient Democracy:
~Reduced: women, children and immigrants could not vote
~Weak democracy
~Direct democracy





From Ancient Athens to Modern Day Athens

The failure of the Athenian democracy
Ancient Athens
The birthplace of democracy

The Solution...
By: Lauren Hutchings and Katie Taylor
Parts of the Athenian Democracy
The earliest known
Democracy
was said to be the Athenian Democracy around 508 BC

Direct democracy; Where people directly vote on political affairs

The Athenian people control everything-But only those native to Athens

Unfortunately this system only lasted 100 years ( See slide 6)

Changed from Democracy,to Monarchy to Oligarch
~Democracy was created in 5th century BC (around 500 BC)

~The only people allowed to be part of the government were those who were native Athen people or those who had serviced in the military. No woman, child or slave/immigrant could vote.

~The drawing of 500 names

~The vote was largely swayed by public theater, performances and literature
Three main bodies of the government:

1.) The Assembly;
made up of voters

2.) The Council of 500;
oversaw day-to day living

3.) The Courts;
handled lawsuits and trials ( jury)


The Athenian democracy was led by an innovative man named Pericles

Countries, Solon (594 BC), Cleisthenes (508/7 BC), and Ephialtes (462 BC) also contributed to the development of Athenian democracy creating new institutions.



Problems in Ancient Athens- 500 BC
Three main things that drove the Athens economy:

~Agriculture

~Craftsmanship

~Trading
The creation of democracy!
Key Terms

Economy:
The wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services.

Craftsmanship:
A skill in a particular craft. Such as, pottery or sculpting.

Trading:
To buy or sell goods or services to another and receive something similar in return.
Political:
Unstable government

Social:
Too many people and not enough food

Economical:
Enslavement caused by poverty
Key Terms

Government:
A governing body that is elected by the people of a nation, state, or community to make decisions on their behalf.
Native:
A person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth ( Those Native to Athens were born there and from Athenian parents)
Athenian:
To be from Athens



Direct Democracy:
A system of government of which the citizens control everything
Citizen:
Athenian men who had completed their military training or were native to Athens
Monarchy:
A government controlled by one person( known as a tyrant)
Oligarch:
A government that is controlled by a small group of people

Key terms

Athens:
The largest city of Greece
Sparta:
A large city in Greece with a powerful military
Pisistratus:
The most famous fascist of Ancient Athens who worked to unify and improve Athens
Key Terms- Athenian Democracy
P I S I S T R A T U S U N U C Y O U P B
G C Q N K J A K C V G F C T B Z B Z I E
S C P J O Z J E A T R A P S P E P N H V
T G I B O C M S F C Y W E U E Z K Z S I
M N A T R S Q N Z C C N A O L B V C N T
D J E W I W O Z M Q A Y S A O A L A A A
C B T M G Z V M T P R Z S S P T A A M N
H L U E N N E B R D C E E H O H Y R S N
Z R H S Z R I N C E O D M C N E H I T N
Z E U E E Y E D P Q M F B R N N C B F M
Y L T N B N L V A Y E C L A E S R R A N
R O G N V A C U O R D X Y G S S A N R K
U K L O S I H V F G T M E I S E N A C S
I W O P N N O F E Z C U C L E G O U N S
R O Q O T E A D W X E X G O M Y M H Q H
R K F L G H T G T D R K D D B G V E K T
F V H E E T C G F F I W H Z P O F A D I
G O V P I A O H R G D Z N T C O U R T S
E C O N O M Y Y Y M I A J I G D D H S G
D E R D N U H E V I F F O L I C N U O C





Key Terms
Peloponnesse: The Southern part of Greece where the war between Sparta and Athens took place.

Key Terms
Key Terms
Assembly:
Citizens who vote political, economical and social issues in the Athenian government
Council of 500:
Handled day-to-day affairs in Athenian government
Courts:
The part of the Athenian democracy that handled trials ( the jury)
1.) A system of government of which the citizens control everything
2.) The most influencial Athenian leader during the time of democracy
3.) Where the war between Athens and Sparta took place
4.) A government controlled by one person
5.) Involves place of birth
6.) To be from Athens
7.) To buy or sell goods
8.) Handled trials and lawsuits
9.) In order to vote you had to be a ____ or Athens
10.) A government controlled by a small group of people
11.) A skill in a particular craft
12.) The voters were part of the_____
13.) Wealth of a country
14.) Powerful Military
15.) The _____ was democratic
16.) Handled day-to-day affairs
17.) Largest city in Greece
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