Native American Democracy

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I agree that the Native American system of self-governance definitely influenced American democracy. Many legislative systems in the United States such as the representative democracy and the process of lawmaking are very similar to governmental traditions of the Iroquois Confederation. Ancient Athenian democracy, a form of European democracy often compared to its American counterpart, required every man to vote in order for his opinion to be considered. Although such a method may have worked for a city-state like Athens, it would not be as efficient for the United States. Instead, the U.S. is a representative democracy, much like the Iroquois Confederation. In most cases, the royaneh were selected by a group of women within the clan. This

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