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Democracy

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  • 1. Pericles
  • 2. “Our constitution is called a democracybecause power is in thehands not of a minority but of the whole people…” -Pericles
  • 3. “We alone regard a man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as aharmless but as a useless character.” -Pericles
  • 4. Reforms Pericles made to the Athenian Democracy Everyone was treated equally before the law. The power of the government was in the hands of the majority of the citizens. Government positions were paid which made them available to all people. Ostracized those who didn’t participate in the government. Started the jury system – judged by your peers.
  • 5. Jury Selection
  • 6. Direct Democracy
  • 7. “Never to disgrace my holy arms, neverto forsake my comrade in the ranks, but to fight for the holy temples and the common welfare, alone or with others; to leave his country in a better state than he found it; to obey the leaders and laws, and defend them against attacks; finally, to hold in honor thereligion of my country.” - Athenian oath taken by all 18 year old males
  • 8. “I pledge allegiance to theflag of the United States ofAmerica, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

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