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Ancient Greece 4-8

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4) Monarchy A king ruled the city-state. In the beginning, rulers were chosen by the people. Then, it was changed to having the king’s eldest son take power. The kings.. -Made laws -Acted as judges -Conducted religious ceremonies -Led the army during wars
5) Tyranny Tyrants cannot claim they have the right to rule and the tyrant's son doesn't inherit the power. Tyrants rose to power by promising the people more rights. They promised to.. -Help the majority population, the poor -Cancel the debts of poor farmers
6) Spartan Oligarchy Decisions were made by a high-ranking group called the Council of Elders. Sparta did have an Assembly, but they only voted yes/no about laws suggested by the Council of Elders. To be elected into the council a male had to be <60 and from a noble family.
7) Aristocrat Aristocrats advised/provided money to the king for the things he needed. Eventually, the aristocrats found out that the king depended on them and that they actually had more power than the king. The aristocrats then overthrew the monarchy and took power.
8) Athenian Democracy Decisions were made by the people of the city-state. At the Assembly, citizens voted/debated on laws. suggested by the council. The Council ran the day-to-day business of government. To be elected, a man's name had to be drawn and he had to be <30
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