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Ancient Greece Governmt

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Andy Maciejewski

on 9 January 2014

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The Making of a Democracy
Ancient Greece had the first democracy ever known. The first one to be seen was in Athens in 507 BC. It was made by the Athenian ruler Cleisthene. He called it demokratia.
Ancient Greece Government
in Andy's words
Amazing Facts
1.) Ancient Greece Had Many Governments
2.) 500 people were chosen to be law makers each year in Athens.
3.) All citizens of Athens were required to vote on any new law that the 500 citizens created.
4.) Those who didn't speak greek were called barbar, the root word for barbarian.
5.) The greek word for rule of law was nomoi.
6.) Only the man of the house could vote majority ruled.
7.) Women, children, and slaves were not citizens, and could not vote.
8.) Sparta had two kings.
9.) Athens was the first democracy
10.)Macedonia was a monarchy
Democracy was originally formed to prevent stasis, a war between the rich and the poor.
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Ancient Greece was divided into city-states, or Polis. All citizens in the Polis were related by blood. Each Polis was run by males. Only the man of the house could vote majority ruled. This was the beginning of a democracy.
A democracy is a government where the people vote for a leader to represent them. The representative does not act like a dictator and do what they want to with the country, they take what the people want sort out the good ideas, and then try to make them into laws for the people to follow.

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