Civic Participation and Voting  Rights in Athens and U.S.   By: Alycia Travers and ßrandon Dunn
United States
U.S. citizens 18 years and older can vote.
You have to be a u.s. citizen to becomepresident, and at least 35 years of age.
The president chooses the vice president tohelp him.
The president can only serve two terms.
If you are born in a different country you canrun for governor.
Every few years people vote for congress men.
Presidents or candidates campaigns have to besuccessful to win the election.
In 1776 only people that owned land couldvote.
14th Amendment granted former slavescitizenship.
The 19th Amendment passed letting womenvote in state and federal elections.
The 26th Amendment lowered the voting agefrom 21 to 18.
North Carolina was the last state to let peoplethat didnt own land vote.
Only 6% of the population could vote whenGeorge Washington became president
Athens
● Athens was a democracy, the first of its  kind in the world as far as we know.
with all free males being eligible toparticipate in the government of the city.
● Women were not able to vote or  participate in government and upper class.
● Athenian women were expected to stay at  home and spin and weave and supervise the  children.
● Only male citizens, age 20 and up who have  finished their military services can be apart  of government.
● Women slaves and immigrants were not  allowed to vote in ancient Athens.
● Women were not allowed to vote because  they werent considered citizens.
● Women in the classical period, especially  those of the upper middle class and  aristocracy were not even allowed to lea...
● One female did become an office holder in  the golden age (450 B.C.)
● Slaves and foreigners living in Athens were  banned from participating in government.
● The idea of democracy started in Athens,  Greece in about 400-300 B.C.
● In Athens women had no power, Could not  even own properties.
● In Athens only free male native born  Athens could vote, In Sparta only males that  had graduated from the agoge (school...
● Athenian women were not able to cry at all.
Comparing U.S. and Athens
ßoth the u.s. and Athens had to live in thecountry to vote
ßoth had restrictions to vote at one time
In u.s. you have to be 18 or older , in Athensonly land owning men could vote
500 names were picked to see who runs thelaws
ßoth gathered to discuss laws
united states is 1200 times larger than Athens
Athens did not let women vote
In Athens not all religions were allowed.
U.S. Isnt a democracy its a federalconstitutional republic.
Athens government is more advanced.
USAs government is a constitutional republic.
Athens government has 2 bodies (executiveand legislative)
U.S. has 3 bodies (legislative,Executive andJudicial.)
Question:Cleisthenes invented democracy because hewas tired of being told what to do by theruler. he came up with a system...
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  1. 1. Civic Participation and Voting Rights in Athens and U.S. By: Alycia Travers and ßrandon Dunn
  2. 2. United States
  3. 3. U.S. citizens 18 years and older can vote.
  4. 4. You have to be a u.s. citizen to becomepresident, and at least 35 years of age.
  5. 5. The president chooses the vice president tohelp him.
  6. 6. The president can only serve two terms.
  7. 7. If you are born in a different country you canrun for governor.
  8. 8. Every few years people vote for congress men.
  9. 9. Presidents or candidates campaigns have to besuccessful to win the election.
  10. 10. In 1776 only people that owned land couldvote.
  11. 11. 14th Amendment granted former slavescitizenship.
  12. 12. The 19th Amendment passed letting womenvote in state and federal elections.
  13. 13. The 26th Amendment lowered the voting agefrom 21 to 18.
  14. 14. North Carolina was the last state to let peoplethat didnt own land vote.
  15. 15. Only 6% of the population could vote whenGeorge Washington became president
  16. 16. Athens
  17. 17. ● Athens was a democracy, the first of its kind in the world as far as we know.
  18. 18. with all free males being eligible toparticipate in the government of the city.
  19. 19. ● Women were not able to vote or participate in government and upper class.
  20. 20. ● Athenian women were expected to stay at home and spin and weave and supervise the children.
  21. 21. ● Only male citizens, age 20 and up who have finished their military services can be apart of government.
  22. 22. ● Women slaves and immigrants were not allowed to vote in ancient Athens.
  23. 23. ● Women were not allowed to vote because they werent considered citizens.
  24. 24. ● Women in the classical period, especially those of the upper middle class and aristocracy were not even allowed to leave home without escort and were confined in Their home.
  25. 25. ● One female did become an office holder in the golden age (450 B.C.)
  26. 26. ● Slaves and foreigners living in Athens were banned from participating in government.
  27. 27. ● The idea of democracy started in Athens, Greece in about 400-300 B.C.
  28. 28. ● In Athens women had no power, Could not even own properties.
  29. 29. ● In Athens only free male native born Athens could vote, In Sparta only males that had graduated from the agoge (school) could vote.
  30. 30. ● Athenian women were not able to cry at all.
  31. 31. Comparing U.S. and Athens
  32. 32. ßoth the u.s. and Athens had to live in thecountry to vote
  33. 33. ßoth had restrictions to vote at one time
  34. 34. In u.s. you have to be 18 or older , in Athensonly land owning men could vote
  35. 35. 500 names were picked to see who runs thelaws
  36. 36. ßoth gathered to discuss laws
  37. 37. united states is 1200 times larger than Athens
  38. 38. Athens did not let women vote
  39. 39. In Athens not all religions were allowed.
  40. 40. U.S. Isnt a democracy its a federalconstitutional republic.
  41. 41. Athens government is more advanced.
  42. 42. USAs government is a constitutional republic.
  43. 43. Athens government has 2 bodies (executiveand legislative)
  44. 44. U.S. has 3 bodies (legislative,Executive andJudicial.)
  45. 45. Question:Cleisthenes invented democracy because hewas tired of being told what to do by theruler. he came up with a system that landowning men got one vote on whatever theywere voting about.They had meetings wheneveryone got together that were calledassemblies.They randomly picked 500 menthat were paid to be there every day.
  46. 46. THE END.

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