Introduction Athens and Sparta were two of the ancient Greek cities that were very powerful and thus rivals. Although very close to each other geographically, their values and lifestyle were distance away from each other. Their similarity was based mostly in their style of governing with both the Athens and Sparta having an Assembly whose member was elected by the people. The people here means those considered citizens and it should be noted that women and slaves where not consider citizens, thus not eligible for voting. The state of Athens was ruled by elected archons with election held annually whereas the state of Sparta was ruled by two kings.
Written Assignment Unit 1 Student Name Intentionally Left Blank for Peer Review University of the People There were various ways people in Athens and Sparta could obtain the right to participate in public life and make decisions that affected their communities. In Sparta, being a free male citizen meant you were a member of the popular assembly. The assembly met monthly and gave Spartan men the right to vote for the annual Ephors and members of the Gerousia as seats became available. The popular assembly also made decisions about war and passing laws. In general, however, the power of the assembly was restricted by the Ephors and the Gerousia, which signals this system was far from a true democracy.
When Jackson entered campaigning, he relied on the opinion of the people which in turn people voted to make their voice known. 4 years later, only 6 states voted through legislature and the other states were used the people to elect instead. Jackson won in 1828 and again in 1832 due to his non-stop work ethic especially in campaigning. He was not done with his mission, he wanted to bring absolute control to the people. In fact in, Andrew Jackson and The Course of American Empire, it explains,” He (Jackson) proceeded from the idea that all offices - whether appointed or elected - must ultimately fall under the absolute control of the people”.
The Roman empire was a republic that included the votes of the poor as well as the wealthy, and although the poor could never hold political office, the wealthy knew better than to lord their power over the commoners within the empire. It was their ideals and principles on country first and above all that kept the empire bonded together under one nation as opposed to many city-states. The Republic of Rome begin
A good leader is needed to maintain order in society. However, people allow technology to alter how they determine the fate of their country. “‘I voted last election, same as everyone, and I laid it on the line for President Noble. I think he’s one of the nicest looking men ever became president’” (Bradbury 93). People, such as Mildred’s friend, Mrs. Bowles, vote for the leader of the country based on how they look instead of their political abilities.
Athens, as the leader in the early experiment of democracy had set the foundation for the later development of modern democracy. Although, the other government forms such as monarchy, aristocracy, oligarchy and tyranny had fulfilled their political functions at the time in Greece, they appeared to be inferior to the democratic system. Under those none democratic systems, political powers were concentrated in the hands of an individual, or a tyrant, or a small group of the rich and the powerful; most citizens were not even able to take part in government offices; let alone the slaves, non-citizens along with the women who had no political rights at all. Under the rule of the none democratic government system, the social and economic problems and class conflicts appeared to be more intensified. The ruling class (or individual) appeared to be more strict and suppressive towards the commoners, and more brutal and cruel to the
After his death he would be succeeded by his eldest son, the prince. If there was no successor, his military advisors would usually battle amongst each other to ascend the throne. Monarchies eventually disappeared from Greek rule, and was replaced by a different system where a small group of people shared power and ruled as a group. The Aristocracy Aristocracy comes from the Greek words aristos (meaning excellent) and kratos (meaning power). Aristocracy is the type of government which put power in the
The Colorful Life of Caesar Enemies… Enemies they’re everywhere, everyone has at least one. He had made these enemies over the time of him being in power. He became an absolute dictator, which he had power of the whole Empire and no other official had even the slightest bit of power. But one of his best friends had stabbed him in the back, almost quite literally; Brutus and Cassius and a part of the senate participated in the assassination of Julius Caesar on the steps of the Theatre of Pompey. Unfortunately for Julius Caesar, he had several powerful enemies.
This caused the patrician class to scramble to appease the will of the larger plebian class. Before this, plebians had no part in government save voting rights. After their secession, they were granted two offices that would keep the patrician class from enacting unfair practices on any citizen of Rome. The plebians had made great progress and were given a power and freedom that they had not experienced before this time. However, we shall soon discover that the domestic power struggle between the patricians and plebians was not yet over.
The war led to Greek cities concentrating less on fighting and more on intellectual growth and cities such as Ionia pioneered in research revolving around metaphysics. There were social and political consequences of the war that affected all futuristic activities of the Greek people. The social and political systems of Athens and Sparta after the war affected the way they conducted their civil war as they avoided an all-out-war and took certain small strategic attacks on each other. Socially, the Greek states after the war supported minor rebellions and politically, they rallied against taking one city at a time from their