How Did Peisistratus Improve Athenian Government

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Athens has been known to have very strong government leaders, such as Draco, Solon, Peisistratus, and Cleisthenes, as their laws and reforms have paved the way for many of our governments today. Among these was an outstanding leader, Peisistratus, who managed to complete the nearly impossible task of pleasing all social classes while maintaining a strong and efficient government. Peisistratus, mentee of Solon, kept Solon’s polished version of Draco’s government, and made reforms such as reduced taxes, introduction of festivals, production of coin money, and increase in trade. Peisistratus also set more jobs for the poor in the form of cleansing and sanitation of the city, which would keep the cities clean and please the aristocrats. Towards

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