Compare And Contrast Obama And Pericles

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Both Pericles’ and Barack Obama’s government are similar and both different. Pericles and Obama both support a democracy but Pericles had a direct democracy which is when people gather at mass meetings to decide on government matters. In direct democracy every citizen can vote firsthand on laws and policies. In the United states we have representative democracy which is when citizens choose a smaller group to make laws and government decisions on their behalf, because a mass meeting of our millions of citizens would be impossible . Pericles and both Obama have been in charge for at least 6 years . Pericles ruled Athens, Greece in 495 B.C- 429 B.C. which is 32 years. On the other hand, Obama won the 2008 election against John McCain and he
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