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Greek Citizenship


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Greek Citizenship

  1. 1. Greek Citizenship February 3, 2009 <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Coming out of the Dark! </li></ul><ul><li>The citizenship test! </li></ul><ul><li>Citizens and Subject and how they relate to the US!! </li></ul><ul><li>Homework: Look over your notes </li></ul>                                                                                                                                                                                   
  2. 2. Citizenship V Subject <ul><li>Did the regular people of Mesopotamia have a say over their life? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the regular people of Greece have a say over their life? </li></ul><ul><li>Every Greek polis is run by its CITIZENS! </li></ul><ul><li>Mesopotamia and Egyptians have SUBJECTS! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Difference s between Citizen & Subject Using page 122 -123 in your textbook list the rights and responsibilities of a subject and of a citizen!
  4. 4. Subject of Mesopotamia & Egypt <ul><li>No rights they must listen to priests and kings </li></ul><ul><li>No say in government </li></ul><ul><li>They must obey all laws </li></ul><ul><li>They may not defend themselves in court </li></ul><ul><li>(Think about Hammurabi’s Code) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Citizens of Greece – Who was a citizen? <ul><li>Greeks were the first to have citizens </li></ul><ul><li>They were members of a political community and treated each other as equals </li></ul><ul><li>Does this mean that everyone in the community was equal?? </li></ul><ul><li>NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!! Only free native born men who owned land were citizens </li></ul><ul><li>What about women and children?? </li></ul><ul><li>Women and children could be citizens but had no rights </li></ul>
  6. 6. Citizens of Greece – Who was a citizen? <ul><li>What about slaves & people not born in your polis? </li></ul><ul><li>They were not allowed to be citizens </li></ul><ul><li>What if you didn’t own land? </li></ul><ul><li>Some polis’ did away with this rule of owning land, as long as you were a free native born male you could be a citizen! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Citizens of Greece – Rights ! <ul><li>Choose/Suggest laws </li></ul><ul><li>Pass laws </li></ul><ul><li>Right to vote </li></ul><ul><li>Hold office </li></ul><ul><li>Own property </li></ul><ul><li>Defend themselves in court </li></ul>
  8. 8. Citizens of Greece - Responsibilities <ul><li>In return for their citizenship status all citizens MUST: </li></ul><ul><li>Serve in the government </li></ul><ul><li>Fight for their polis </li></ul>I’m not supposed to be in this outfit… WHY?? Unless I’m Athena and I’m not!
  9. 9. What would you rather be? A citizen or a subject? Vs. WHY??
  10. 10. United States V. Ancient Greece <ul><li>We know that many of our ideas that deal with the government came from the Ancient Greeks. But just how many of them did! Let’s investigate! </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm about the United States and your rights and responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the Venn Diagram map out the similarities and difference between Ancient Greece and our society today! </li></ul>
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