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Greece Flashcards

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Who is the Father of Democracy? In 500 B.C. Cleisthenes came to power
What did you need to be a citizen of Athens? You had to be 18 years or older and have an Athenian father
Government under Cleisthenes All citizens could participate in the creation of laws. All citizens could speak their opinions. All citizens voted on a show of hands or pieces of pottery. Citizens served as juries and decided court cases
In 460 B.C., who came to power and what did they change? Pericles came to power and he payed people to serve in the government and as juries. This allowed poor people to have more time since the government would pay them. This allowed all citizens (rich and poor) to give more focus and energy to improve Athens
Democracy of Athens Direct democracy: all people participate in all decisions and outcomes. Every citizen could speak their opinions. No checks and balances. Women and slaves could not vote, only free men could.
Democracy in the US Representative Democracy: Citizens vote for representatives to make decisions. Separation of powers between legislative, executive, and judicial. Men and women who are citizens can vote
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