Athens and U.S. GovernmentBy: Brandon Dunn, Izayah Silva, and Ryan Hageali
Athens GovernmentAthens is considered the beginning of democracy because they did not havekings, pharaohs, or emperors. It was divided into small groups called demsthat were grouped together into 10 tribes. Every tribe had the same amountof members in it. The form of government was called a demokratia, whichwas ruled by the people.Every ten days the people would come together andtalk about laws, and vote on new laws. Slaves, women, and metics couldntvote because they were not considered citizens.
Athens government is an early form ofdemocracy developed in the 5th century B.C.
Ancient Athens is considered the beginningof democracy
The Civil participation refers to a condition inwhich every citizens has the means to activelyengage in to the public sphere including politicalprocess
The Civil society is empowered, protected,and accountable; the media are present,professional, and independent of Governmentinfluence, equal access.
Through these means, the population can alsoparticipate in politics, provide on a check on theGovernment and influence the government policy.
Active citizenship were individual has adirect input into the the policy formationprocess and those with direct experience ofservices or new social needs are given a voiceto determine policy and practice.
Eligibility to vote in the U.S is determine byboth federal and state law.
Currently, only citizens can vote in the u.s.election
When the country was discovered, in moststates, only white men with property wereallowed to vote(Freed African Americans couldvote in four states).