Athens and U.S.  Government Topic: Polis or city-stateBy Marilyn Arroyo & Aja Bonnett
Athens Government● Created the first democratic  government
Athens Government● Only in Athens, and only for a short  time, rule by many meant that all the  citizens had to be willing...
Athens Government● Athenian democracy did not really  give power to everyone
Athens Government● A series of reforms took power from  a handful of noble families and gave  it to citizenry
Athens Government● Athenian citizens directly participated  in government themselves
Athens Government● To be a politician in Athens,  someone would have to had to be an  adult male whose parents were both  ...
Athens Government● No women, immigrants, or slaves  were allowed to be a Athenian citizen
Athens Government● The government of Athens included  three major bodies: the Assembly,  the Council of 500, and the Peopl...
Athens Government● The Assembly- All male Athenian citizens  were members, the Assembly was the  regular opportunity for a...
Athens Government● The Council of 500- 10 tribes of  Athens sent 50 citizens to serve on  the Council of 500 each year, th...
Athens Government● The Peoples Court- In the Peoples  Court, juries of citizens listening to  class, determined whether th...
United States Government● Congress makes the decisions in  America, with some help from the  President
United States Government● The real problem with American  government is that it is not a  democratic as it should be
United States Government● Americans strongly support  democracy both at home and abroad
United States Government● At a federal level, a bill can become a  law if its signed by the President, or if  not signed b...
United States Government● Current calls for "less government"  actually mean less power for elected  leaders and for the b...
United States Government● Those who remember their civil  classes will note that we have not a  direct but a representativ...
United States Government● People 18 or older are allowed to  vote, and someone ahs to be over 35  to be elected as President
United States Government● The election of public officials and  balance of power between the three  branches of government...
Comparison :)● In America the President makes the  decisions and the congress but in  Athens a group called the Assembly  ...
Comparison● In America people 18 or older are  allowed to vote and someone has to  be over 35 to be elected as  President,...
Comparison● Males were allowed to vote, but  women, slaves, foreigners, and  people from other city-states were  not allowed
Comparison● Athens and America both have a  democratic and republican party
Comparison● Athenians did not have branches of  government like the, American  government
Comparison● Americans have officials to  participate in government activity  while the Athenians citizens  participated in...
Comparison● Some people arent allowed to vote  and in Athens
Why was Ancient Athens consideredthe birthplace of democracy?Athens is considered the birthplace of democracybecause athen...
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  1. 1. Athens and U.S. Government Topic: Polis or city-stateBy Marilyn Arroyo & Aja Bonnett
  2. 2. Athens Government● Created the first democratic government
  3. 3. Athens Government● Only in Athens, and only for a short time, rule by many meant that all the citizens had to be willing to take an active part in government
  4. 4. Athens Government● Athenian democracy did not really give power to everyone
  5. 5. Athens Government● A series of reforms took power from a handful of noble families and gave it to citizenry
  6. 6. Athens Government● Athenian citizens directly participated in government themselves
  7. 7. Athens Government● To be a politician in Athens, someone would have to had to be an adult male whose parents were both Athenians
  8. 8. Athens Government● No women, immigrants, or slaves were allowed to be a Athenian citizen
  9. 9. Athens Government● The government of Athens included three major bodies: the Assembly, the Council of 500, and the Peoples Court
  10. 10. Athens Government● The Assembly- All male Athenian citizens were members, the Assembly was the regular opportunity for all male citizens of Athens to speak their minds and exercise their votes regarding the government of their city
  11. 11. Athens Government● The Council of 500- 10 tribes of Athens sent 50 citizens to serve on the Council of 500 each year, the Councils main function was to set the agenda for the Assembly
  12. 12. Athens Government● The Peoples Court- In the Peoples Court, juries of citizens listening to class, determined whether their fellow citizens were guilty or innocent of breaking laws and set punishments for those found guilty
  13. 13. United States Government● Congress makes the decisions in America, with some help from the President
  14. 14. United States Government● The real problem with American government is that it is not a democratic as it should be
  15. 15. United States Government● Americans strongly support democracy both at home and abroad
  16. 16. United States Government● At a federal level, a bill can become a law if its signed by the President, or if not signed by the President within 10 days and Congress is in session
  17. 17. United States Government● Current calls for "less government" actually mean less power for elected leaders and for the bureaucracies that serve them and more power for the "oligarchy" of millionaires and corporations
  18. 18. United States Government● Those who remember their civil classes will note that we have not a direct but a representative democracy or a republic
  19. 19. United States Government● People 18 or older are allowed to vote, and someone ahs to be over 35 to be elected as President
  20. 20. United States Government● The election of public officials and balance of power between the three branches of government (executive, legislative, & judicial)
  21. 21. Comparison :)● In America the President makes the decisions and the congress but in Athens a group called the Assembly had 500 Athenian males to make them
  22. 22. Comparison● In America people 18 or older are allowed to vote and someone has to be over 35 to be elected as President, otherwise Athens to be a politician someone must have been an athenian male
  23. 23. Comparison● Males were allowed to vote, but women, slaves, foreigners, and people from other city-states were not allowed
  24. 24. Comparison● Athens and America both have a democratic and republican party
  25. 25. Comparison● Athenians did not have branches of government like the, American government
  26. 26. Comparison● Americans have officials to participate in government activity while the Athenians citizens participated in government themselves
  27. 27. Comparison● Some people arent allowed to vote and in Athens
  28. 28. Why was Ancient Athens consideredthe birthplace of democracy?Athens is considered the birthplace of democracybecause athens is the 1st place to be a model forgovernment ability.
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