This is why Economic Freedom is a major undemocratic feature of Colonial America. Equality is an undemocratic feature of Colonial America that is debated if it is good or not. Equality means that all people have the same equal rights. I think equality is a good feature because it stops people from have too little or too much power. Equality is also big because the people that have little power now have the same power as the people with lots of power.
Athens had an empire, they stood up for values, they were the school of Greece, while Sparta were clinching onto their dear iron bars. This allowed for Sparta to forget about their state, and go on the offensive. Another example that ties this conflict together is the aspect that Athens a democracy could elect such ignorant leaders who only care about their own glory. Overall, Athens, a democracy, would last longer, as evident by their ruins, and Sparta, an oligarchy, would not last long because as always, an oligarchy will always
With the way that Pericles and Socrates lived they would clearly have different views of life. Pericles believed that Athens was superior to any other Greek city- state. The Athenian laws are not emulated by any others; they are their own. Athens had a democracy and other Greek city-states looked to Athens to base their laws. To Pericles, Athens emulated the best of
What are two Greek city-states that you know? I know two popular city-states of Ancient Greece: Sparta and Athens. Sparta and Athens are known as city-state with many contrasting beliefs. Sparta was a strict military society while Athens was a free democracy. Sparta prohibited any new ideas while Athens accepted it.
In accordance with the previous statements, Plato unites the ideas of justice and equality by not accepting the societal norms of this time period. Equally important, Plato’s introduction of these forward-thinking ideas may have been the planting of a seed, in the sense that he induced thoughts about equality in his community. In understanding that there is not a correlation between one’s gender and one’s nature, equality is easier to attain in the just
However, the militarized society of Sparta and the warrior mindset didn’t chose alienation of the masses over the integration of the weakest members of the society. With that in mind, we will now look at the finer details of the governmental systems of these two city states. Discussion How did people in Athens and Sparta obtain the right to participate in public life and make decisions affecting the community? Athenians participated in the public life and the process of decision making for the community, by the means of direct democracy; Thetes - all free male members who were also a citizen of Athens – had the right to partake in debates and passing laws in Ekklesia or “People’s
He believed that the people should earn their wealth and respect rather than being born into it. One’s last name held more leverage than their skills, and that’s exactly what he fought against. Cleisthenes remains an essential part of Athenian history due to his activism for equal rights that had an everlasting effect on the western
Consequently, a limited government was created in response to these new thoughts. Furthermore, this new type of government was extremely revolutionary because it changed the way that the citizens had thought or viewed about the government. Two Enlightenment philosophers that influenced the creation of the government were John Locke and Montesquieu. John Locke had the belief that everyone had natural rights (life, liberty, property) and that if the government failed to protect these rights, they could be overthrown and replaced. Also, Montesquieu’s idea of the separation of powers helped shape the government.
Plato believed in democracy, but his idea of democracy put philosophers above everyone else as the decision makers. This isn 't a democracy either and resembles a monarchy with philosophers as the royalty. However, Aristotle did believe in a constitutional democracy which is the United States’ current government. Since the type of government Aristotle felt is superior is currently being used in a large power today, it makes his idea more significant. Overall, Aristotle’s way of thinking resembles current thinking in the west more so than Plato when looking at religion and reality, government, art, and
Athens and Sparta, located between the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, allied with each other in the Greco-Persian war. Due to the advanced and powerful navy of Athens incorporation with the well-built army of Sparta, they gained victory over the Persian Empire. After the victory, Athens gained wealth and dominance over the other Greek societies causing tensions between Sparta. They both share similarities towards their cultural background but had different views in creating an ideal society in addition to their state’s place in the world. Moreover, they differ from the concepts of a well trained or educated society and a well built military, but share similarities in their government format.
Up until 1798 there were no bans against free speech other than defaming another person, which was not protected under the constitution. The evolution of free speech is indeed a good thing as it has led to spread of truth, scientific progress, and cultural development. The idea of free speech came from the people and founding fathers and was written in the 1st amendment by James
Athenians Democracy Ancient Athens has two documents that discuss democracy. The first one is “Document A: Pericles” and the other one is “Document B: The The Athenian Constitution”. In document A, I found that is truly democratic because your social class is not allowed the interfere with someone 's merit. For example, if you’re poor you’re still able to serve the state or be part of the government. In document A it also states that “you get equal justice.” And that’s the way it should be.
That’s not to say that glory and honor wasn’t part of it. Just because the city-states were united at the moment in a common struggle doesn’t mean that the rivalries disappeared. City –states still sought to beat their rival but instead of turning that energy onto their rival, The Persian were on the receiving end. Greek ideals were also very important. Greeks held honor and bravery in high honor.
The Modern-day democratic governments owe a lot to the democracy of ancient Athens. This early attempt at a fair and equal government run by the citizenry was unprecedented, and it served as a model for all the democratic governments that came after it. (Synonym, 2015). Many aspects of the Athenian Greek democracy are similar to those of the US democracy today. Athenians sought a Government were all citizens would determine how the state was ran.
Give me balance, give me equality. In all fairness I believe Athens had the better system of government. I have come to this conclusion that Athens had a better system because anyone could office and they had more equal rights as a citizen in the government. Moreover, addressing the 11 million undocumented immigrants, I strongly believe that the United States should allow the immigrants to continuously live in the United States under some conditions. The Athenian Democracy remains a novel and captivating analysis in direct majority rules system where the general population don 't choose delegates to vote for their sake yet vote on enactment and official bills in their own privilege.