The Roman Republic government contributed to the development of the democratic principles because the romans developed and its government eventually dividing into three branches. The Roman Republic had three main groups, patricians, Magistrates/Consuls Censors/praetors. The three main groups were like the democratic principle separation of powers. The Roman Republic had its “Rule of Law”, but the Romans called it the Twelve Tables. The democratic principle Representative government was also in the Roman Republic government, but was differently portrayed.
Another thing that played a key role in his success was the fact that senators had no real way of opposing him. The senators had no military power, Augustus having it all to himself. That leads to the question of how did Augustus manage the entire might of the Roman army? The first thing that he did was reduce the number of soldiers from 500,000 to 300,000. This allowed him to root out legionaries who might betray him, as well as have fewer troops likely to cause a
Rome 's government laid the foundation of the modern day representative democracy. Rome didn’t have a direct democracy like Athens, Greece. However Rome had a small group of privileged citizens that represent the people. These people who helped run Rome were collectively called the Senate. The Roman system was built so that patricians managed the senate 's assemblies with the system called Patronage.
-In a pinch over pennies. Pennise have no use in the u.s other than to make change, you can’t buy anything with them The only people who want the pennies are the major banks and the government.” At two public meetings in delaware last year he says he asked the crowd for an opinion and found the consensus both time overwhelmingly favored doing away with the penny.”-Do pennies still make sense. The big banks want to keep them so instead of giving out to the every fifth cent they only have to give it to the first. In conclusion there isn’t much pennies can actually do. Pennies can’t buy you things, society does not want them anymore and people think they are plain out
Madison wrote in Federalist No. 10 that democracies “have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.” This belief led the Constitutional Convention to drastically limit popular participation in government action. Even the president is not voted in by popular vote, and is rather selected by electorates, who were themselves originally selected by state legislatures. So essentially, the public would vote for the legislator, who would vote for the electorate, who would finally vote for the president. The justices of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, are selected by the president and confirmed by congress rather than voted on.
In The Underdogs, Azuela depicts that revolutionaries are not influenced by politics, but by the chaos they can cause. Besides Cervantes, none of Demetrio’s soldiers know the cause of the revolution. Absolutely none of the revolutionaries know anything about politics. As poor farmers, they know nothing about the Mexican president, the decisions he makes, or political and economic reasons why the first revolutionaries began to fight against the Federales. The only reason they are even fitting is because they joined Demetrio after they were all kicked out of their respective towns by the Federales.
Was ancient Athens truly democratic? Democracy is a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state. I do not believe that in the 4th to 5th century BCE ancient Athen were democratic for many reasons. Firstly, only male citizens had equal rights to vote, freedom of speech, and opportunities to participate directly in political arenas, which is only 12% of the population. For example Citizen women, Children of citizens, Metics, and Slaves did not have the right to vote which is the other 68%.
Similar to the United States three branches of government (executive, legislative, and judicial), Roman government consisted of a mixture of three types of governments: monarchy, aristocracy and democracy. The Consuls are considered the monarchy branch of Rome's government because they are the "supreme masters of the administration". In matters of war, they "impose on the allies levies", "appoint Military Tribunes", and gather up troops for war. The Senate, on the other hand, is the aristocracy part of Rome's government. They controlled "the treasury" and made decisions concerning foreign countries.
Lastly, Romans influenced us with laws and rights. Romans created a law of equal treatment. These principals are like the ones in European countries and in the United States of America. Romans follow a representative government like many nations today. Rome had a senate that made the laws and represented the views of citizens.
The plebeian revolt started in Rome because the Patricians and Plebeian Classes, that made up the Roman Republic together did not equally treat, they were not taking the same rights, however, each of them had some rights. The differed economically and politically was the main reason for the outbreak of war between them. Since we are talking about the plebeian revolt, we should know a brief about the warring parties. The first party is the patricians. They were a small rich aristocracy group, they dominated Roman society.
Lust of power can be shown in Greece when they yearned to make a democracy for people because they felt certain people should have the power. Now starting off with Greece, who was the first city to ever have a democracy. Their democracy didn’t give as much power to the people but they did inspire other cities. During Rome’s spreading power, Judeo-Christianity began rising. Rome’s democracy was a republic, which meant their political power depended on the people governing.
One of the most powerful legacies from the Athenian Greeks is democracy. The Athenian leader Cleisthenes created the first Athenian Democracy. In democratic Athens full citizens were expected to run the Government. Cleisthenes introduced a system of political reforms called Demokratia meaning “rule by the people”. The system was made up of three separate institutions the ekklesia a sovereign governing body that made decisions about war and foreign policy, wrote and revised laws and approved or condemned the conduct of public officials.
“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.” America’s 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spoke these powerful words at a 1938 Address in Marietta, Ohio. The concept that we, every citizen in America, are the government, embodies democratic ideals. Self-rule originated in the Greek city-states in the 500s and 400s B.C.E., and now it is used in dozens of countries worldwide. In a true democratic system, the people hold the power rather than the rulers. The American government is a representative democracy with elected senators and representatives who execute laws to serve the best interest of the people.
Although Athens was the first “true” democracy, “their definition of the ‘people’ was far narrower than ours today, excluding everyone but free adult women” (Athenian Democracy at Work, 29). In Athens, women lived in a male-dominated society and were considered to be unimportant, thus women and slaves were not Athenian citizens. Women were kept under strict control and were expected to take care of the family and to do household work. Athenian women could not own property beyond their personal items and always had a male guardian. Women were expected to remain at home out of sight unless attending funerals or festivals (113).
Athens organized a group of Greek city states into the Delian League and eventually lead and dominated all of the city states in the League. Athens’s military prowess allowed them to look down on the other members of the League and treat them as members of an empire instead of equals. This caused some to view them with hostility which sparked the conflicts between Athens and Sparta that lead to the Peloponnesian War. The direct democracy of Athens wasn’t actually as inclusive and steady as the statement at Pericles 's funeral state, “Our Constitution is called a democracy because power is in the hands not of a minority but of the whole people (Doc C).” In fact, of the 450,000 citizens of Athens in 430 BC, only about 40,000 people had the power to vote. This group of people only included white male citizens, meaning that slaves, foreign born residents, women and some men who hadn’t obtained citizenship couldn’t vote (Doc D).