As only male of age 18 and above were considered citizens who could participate in the Assembly, this made the number of actively participants in politics really small. As a result, power was mostly dominated by the wealthiest, most influential, and the best speakers. The Assembly could discuss issues from deciding magistracies, maintaining food supply to debating military matters. The Boule could choose which topic to be discussed and which not to. The Boule also known as council of 500 citizens was chosen by lot and had a limited term of office.
Although Ancient Greece performed democracy, it was not completely democracy. The limitations of gender, nationality and social classes made only a very small minority of people living in Ancient Greece enjoy equal rights. However, it was still the closest civilization and come to establishing democracy and the most open civilization had accepted the ideas of democracy. The form of government of my civilization, Pecunia, was very similar to the form of government practiced in Ancient Greece. I called it “partial democracy”.
As various studies suggested, ancient Athens pursued permissiveness and democracy, which its form of government was the antecedent of nowadays 'rule by the people '. After toppling the dictator Hippias in 510 BC, Athenian demos not only took power, but also introduced electoral system that "with no single ruler. A public assembly of male citizens met 40 times a year to vote on state decisions. The agenda was set and decrees carried out by a 500 strong council, chosen by lot to serve one year each"(Finley, 1983). In my view, the authority was no longer centralized in the hands of one administrator, more ordinary people got a say in running the
Many Americans grew upset with the Confederation government. So Alexander Hamilton a lawyer and General’s Aid to George Washington decided to change the Articles of the Confederation. He called on the National Convention to overhaul the document. He requested that Congress call upon all of the states to attend a gathering in Philadelphia. George Washington was the first to arrive in Philadelphia giving the large amounts of creditability for the meeting bringing 55 men from all of the states.
Now, the poor and the unwealthy may serve as an official if they were to be elected. Because there were many newly added public officials, Athens had more citizens participating in their government. This improvement made Athens on the greatest democratic
Democracy: It is important to note that unlike current representative democracy system, ancient Greece democracy was a direct form. In fact, the word democracy was derived from the Greek word, demokratia which simply means the power of the people. Even though this power was belong to certain group of people, for example adult free male with both Athenians parents in Athens, the constitution of demokratia respected the voices of all qualified people regardless of their social
There was also a legislative council that was referred to as ‘Boule’ that comprised of 500 councilors. “500 councilors were chosen each year, 50 from each tribe drawn from every part of Attica. ”(Brand, 2010:19) Another group who was not allowed to serve politically but only economically was the Metics. They were free foreigners or “resident aliens” as Brand put it.
In Athens democracy only adult male citizens could vote, however women and slaves did not have political rights. The adult male citizens had an assembly were they met and discussed and debated different legislative issues and decisions on foreign policy, final decisions and proclamations were carved in stone and erected in prominent places like Agora(gathering place/market place),democracy in Athens was direct democracy. The assembly met four times a month but according to the ancient Greek calendar 40 times a year. Ostracism was also something done in ancient Greek democracy, the members of assembly wrote name of the person whom they want to be banished on a piece of pottery and the one with moat voted would be exiled for 10 years ,this was really helpful because it kept those people with lofty aspirations from being aggressive.
He was born on January 3, 106 BC in the municipium of Arpinum on his father’s large estate. Also in 106 BC the famous Roman military leader, who was later involved with Cicero in politics. His father, who also had the name Marcus, was a man of considerable wealth and had a cultured taste. His father was probably responsible for Cicero’s elementary education, which included reading, writing, and the basics of law. This knowledge of the laws was so
In article “Los Angeles Riots: Rage Take Over From Aspiration” by Martin Walker, he states, “There is nothing [understated] about the rage in Los Angeles that had America 's second city subject to curfew, and 2,000 National Guardsmen standing by to enforce it” (Walker). In other words, Mr. Walker is saying that Los Angeles had rage, shortly after the four police officer’s acquittals and extreme measure need to be acted upon. This rage turns the city of Los Angeles upside down in
The final jurors selected for the trial consisted of 10 women and 8 men, all of whose careers varied as widely as their opinions on the death penalty. The jurors ranged in age from early twenties and thirties up to retirement age. The majority were middle to older aged Americans, mostly of Caucasian descent, however the youngest jury member was of Islamic heritage. The defense protested against the selection of a predominantly white jury, and even attempted to change the venue of the trial by moving it outside of Boston, but to no avail.
Every faction need to negotiate with us if they wanted their motion to be hear and present to the national assembly. Thomas as our speaker do most of the talking to each faction. Our internal communications were good overall but Thomas sometime do things by himself and do not inform us. I do not believe that we using “Patron Credits” but Thomas, our speaker, could and most likely used it and do not inform me.
You know darn well I don 't have a problem with the Chamber staff or its members. I take issue with the political cronies turning the Chamber into a political machine for personal interests, misleading Folsom business 's and most importantly, the residents of Folsom. When you want to make a difference, you know how to
How did people in Athens and Sparta obtain the right to participate in public life and make decisions affecting the community? In Athens the assembly was made up of male adult citizens of 20 years and above. They met two to three times a month. Voting could be done on the day, that’s how they participated in public life and make decisions that affected their community.
The United States worldwide Presidential Election was on November 7, 2000 with the contestants George W. Bush and Al Gore. Both candidates were very popular to the world but it seemed that Al Gore was much more popular in a different way. In the election, Al Gore received 50,998,442 votes while Bush was behind him with 50,449,494 votes. That is about 548,948 less than Gore had. There were many undervotes in majority of the states with this election and more than one hundred million people voted out of each state and made it an extremely close election.