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  • 1. Athens: The Evolution of Democracy
  • 2. Objectives • Explain the political evolution of the city- state. • Define “democracy”
  • 3. Evolution of Democracy • Athenians created a new type of government. • Power in the hands of the people • This is called democracy • Governed by the people
  • 4. Origins of Democracy • Before the Dark Age, people were ruled by kings. • Monarchy
  • 5. Monarchy “Only one person has all of the power”
  • 6. Oligarchy “Small group of nobles sharing power equally.”
  • 7. Democracy “the people have the power”
  • 8. Problems • Some city-states grew so large it’s farmers could not grow enough food for the people. • Angry
  • 9. Bad Rulers • Rulers put these farmers into slavery and took their land. • Forced their power
  • 10. Tyrant • When a ruler takes power by force • Single-handedly takes over. • Some people supported tyrants. • Tyrants made promises
  • 11. Athens Democracy • 510 • People of Athens were upset with a ruler named Hippas • Instead of replacing him with someone else. • The people took control.
  • 12. Citizenship
  • 13. Who Was a Citizen? • Democracy in Athens was open to only citizens. • Only a few people • Who could be a citizen?
  • 14. Athenian Citizens • Men • Over 18 • Only when his father was a citizen • Later: a man could only be a citizen if • Father • and Mother’s father
  • 15. • 300,000 people living Athens • 45,000 were citizens
  • 16. • Wives and children were not citizens. • 145,000 people • Women had no political rights.
  • 17. Metics • 35,000 residents • Foreigners • Came from other Greek city-states • Traders, shopkeepers, craftsmen, bankers • Could not vote • or hold public office
  • 18. Slaves • Many captured from war • Could not vote or choose their own jobs • Not allowed to have a family • Some learned trades • These people got paid • Eventually bought their freedom
  • 19. Population Adult Male Citizens 15% Wives & Children 48% Metics 12 % Slaves 25%