Solon's Role In American Society

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Around 500-600 BC, an Athenian man named Solon thought up and introduced various democratic ideas to his city-state of Athens. The ideas proposed by Solon, and many others such as Pericles and Cleisthenes, evolved over time into laws that many countries, including America use today. One of the ideas that Solon proposed was to allow all free, non- foreign males to be granted citizenship and be able to vote for laws and who would run the government. This idea grew and grew and now in America everyone born in the U.S. and others who have applied have citizenship. Along with the right to vote, the free, non- foreign males were permitted to own land and businesses as well. Today, these are some of the basic rights as a citizen. Another aspect
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