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Ancient Greece

Chapter 8 Section 2

Under which ruler was democracy a success? Pericles
In which city of Greece did democracy begin? Athens
How did the people of Athens respond to Draco's laws? They felt that the laws were too strict.
Who ruled Athens after the kings? Aristocrats
Why did the juries of Athens have an odd number of jurors? To prevent a tie
Why were democratic meetings held outdoors? So that everyone could attend.
Describe Cleisthenes method of rule? Cleisthenes rule was a democracy. He wanted all citizens to vote. Under his rule all citizens had the right to vote.
Describe Peisistratus' method of rule? Peisistratus ruled as a tyrant
Give an example of representative democracy: Citizens elect officials to make the laws ... like in the USA
Give an example of direct democracy: The form government in which all citizens can participate and have a direct say in government as in ancient Greece
Which Greek ruler would not have approved of democracy found in the US today? Draco
Describe the characteristics of the democracy: All citizens had the right to vote, participate in assembly and could serve on smaller councils.
Aristocrats Rich landowners
Citizens People who had the right to participate in government
Oligarchy A government in which only a few people have power (aristrocrats)
Pericles Athens worked best under Pericles
Tyrant A leader who used force to hold power
Democracy Rule of the people
How did Pericles change Athenian democracy? He encouraged people to participate in government and he paid people who served in public office.
Created by: ldillon