BC: By Hannah Green | 6th period world history B project
FC: Comparing the Democracies of Modern America and Ancient Egypt
1: To start with, I will just tell you some basic information that can be applied to both democracies. | Section 1- Basic information
2: The word 'democracy' is traced back to the area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The word originated from two Greek words: Demos, which means 'the people' and kratein, which means 'to rule' When you put the two words together, you get democracy, which means
3: 'rule by the people.' Go to the next page for information about Ancient Greeks democracy.
4: Section 2- Ancient Greece | The democracy in ancient Greece was developed in the City-state of Athens. The greatest, and the most lasting democratic leader was Pericles. And after his death, Athenian democracy was
5: interrupted two times by the revolution at the end of the Peloponnesian War. Only adult males who had finished military training had the right to vote. The central events in the Atheninan Democracy were the meetings at the Assembly.
6: Section 3- Modern American Democracy | When American colonist became tired of taxation without representation they veered a little from Ancient Greece's form of democracy because they feared it would give the people too much power. Instead they came up with the representative
7: democracy where elected representatives working for three branches (executive, legislative, and judicial) would represent their electors in a balanced way.
8: Similarities | In modern America and Ancient Greece, both elected their leaders. Neither agreed with dictatorship. In both governments all issues were voted on.
9: Ancient Greece allowed direct governing instead of representative. In Ancient Greece women and slaves were not allowed to be a part of government. | Differences