Athens may have had a democracy, but that didn't save the, from corruption. There were many cases of bribery in the government that wasn't taken seriously by the court. In Sparta power was given to citizens through the assembly which consisted of all male citizens in Sparta, but in theory anyone could participate. The government had an elaborate system of checks and balances to make sure that no branch had more power than another. Also contrary to popular belief the Spartans treated there slaves bette than the Athenians.
The treatment was very poor. They were treated inhumanly as part of property. The slaves were no different than land or food at an auction (Doc 2). Slave auctions were places where slaves were split off from family members to the highest bidders. Many families never seen each other again after being auctioned off.
This means, the states are free to govern themselves and all powers not given to Congress by the Articles of Confederation belong to the States. Article II quickly caused problems for the Congress because it had little authority over the sovereign states in terms of enforcing laws. Another weakness was, Congress didn’t have the power to tax. For example, Congress could send an invoice saying that a state needs to pay taxes, but the state could essentially just rip up the invoice and refuse to pay because Congress didn’t have the power to collect
Before this act, most public officials didn’t receive a salary, and only the most wealthy citizens could become an official. 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
He tore through many cities destroying monuments that were important to the various cultures because he had absolutely no respect for other people’s beliefs. In conclusion, it is evident that Alexander is anything but “the Great” because he is selfish, he is ruthless, and he has no respect for other cultures. Alexander killed over a million people, and many into slavery. He destroyed countless buildings of cultural significance, and he did great damage to the various cultures he conquered. Some might say Alexander was great because he expanded Greece or because he was influential, but evidence shows him to be anything but
One of these downfalls was the fact that that the new United States had no national currency. The main problem with this is that each state, could coin money so most had a different currency, making the state money practically worthless. For example if you lived in New York and you visited Pennsylvania, the currency you have from New York, is worthless there. So to fix this congress became the only one who can coin money, making one, single, national
“The Electoral College was created by the Founders because they did not trust people enough to allow them to directly elect the president.” Since the majority of the American people had limited education and communication, the founders felt the “average voter lacked the information to be an informed, unbiased judge of candidates for presidency.” Therefore when voters cast their ballot, the college reviews the peoples’ choices and then decides which of their preferences are best. (Lenz and Holman, 87) Many people feel that this system is undemocratic because they are not able to directly vote for their candidate and because the winner of the popular vote can lose the electoral vote. This happened in the 2000 presidential election between George
As far as democracy is concerned, critics of democracy, such as Thucydides and Aristophanes, both are pinpointing on that the demos in which that they thought that it could be too easily swayed by a good orator or popular leaders the firebrand and get carried away with their emotions. Democracy Democracy in Athens the government officials are chosen by sweepstakes and worked for 1 year for proposing and enforcing decrees but didn’t have much individual power. Democracy in Athenian government the way that the citizens pass a vote is getting done, in elected by the assembly annually for making decisions about military matters and by showing hands. In the expected way, government in the ancient Greek world used diverse forms and, across dissimilar city-states and over many centuries, political power could rest in the hands of a single individual: for example, monarchies, tyrants, the oligarchies and
Why citizens don’t vote? The united states is a democracy country. Every four years citizens have to vote to elect a new president. This is a free country where citizens are not obligated to vote. They vote if they want, and if they don’t want to vote no one tells them anything.
The high economic requirement to vote created by the signing of the Bayonet Constitution is one of the economic effects. Most Hawaiians couldn’t reach the requirement for money, leaving only the American and Europeans on Hawaii having the ability to vote. This correlates to the overthrow because it weakened the Native Hawaiians power on the government because they weren’t as wealthy as most foreigners on Hawaii. Another economic effect of the Bayonet Constitution was after King Kalakaua’s powers were taken from him, the only thing Kalakaua could do was to renew the Reciprocity Treaty with the United States. The renewal of the Reciprocity Treaty continued the duty-free importations of sugar.
The framers of the constituion saw slavery as something positive in the economy, without seeing it as morally wrong. Finally, the Constitution in 1787 was not very democratic. America was limited to their natural rights. Only white, male citizens had the ability to vote and very few actually did vote due to other restrictions required by state. Overall, the Constitution did not establish a fair government.