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Democracy In Ancient
Greece

Democracy was first started in
Athens, Greece,in the year of
594 B.C
There are two types of democracy:
Direct democracy and limited
democracy
Direct democracy is when all citizens
participated in government
decisions.
However, not all people were citizens
Citizens were free people. In order to be a citizen, you had to be age 18 and over and both parents had to be free. They also had to attend all government meetings and had to be male. Their gatherings were discussed in a place called the agora.
Decisions were made by voting. The majority would have won.
In a direct democracy, wealth or social status did not matter at all.
The first officiated law was made by a man
named Draco. It was made to differentiate
planned murders from accidental killings.
Limited democracy is when the citizens would
elect a representative to make government
decisions for them.
Limited democracy is used in most of the world,
such as the United States
Just like in direct democracy, citizens were not
allowed to vote, including women and slaves.
Comparing Democracies
Greek
American
Not all people were citizens.
Anyone can be a citizen
Votes on representative
Votes for all government decisions
Jury of 200 people
Jury of 12 people
Wealth or social status doesn't matter
Wealth or social status doesn't matter
People recorded their decisions on coins
People recorded their decisions on ballots
Accused did not have attorneys
Accused have attorneys
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