Democracy


I. Meaning of
II. Summary of Places and Dates
III. Features of Democracy
IV. Types of Democracy
V. Early Democracy
A. Athens
B. Rome
VI. Middle Ages and England
VII. The Renaissance
A. United States of America
B. France
VIII. Modern Times
IX. Important People


Demos Kratia, or democracy, as it is used today, means the people
rule. A democracy is a form of government is run by the people of that country
through elections and representation. A democracy is really a form of a republic
known as a democratic republic. A republic is a government where ...

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of the main ideas. The main feature
of democracy, which determines a true democracy, is free, competitive elections.
Sometimes however, women or minorities don't have the right to vote. Some of
these other features, such as checks on power, help to limit the strength of any
one person or party. Other features like free elections, and majority/ minority
rule, help to make elections fair, since the judgment of many people is
generally better then the judgment of a few people. Political parties keep one
government, or idea of government form holding all power. These features let the
people to govern themselves without the country being torn apart.
There are two true types of democracies, direct democracies, and
representative democracies. In a direct democracy all the people meet to discuss
problems and creat laws. A direct decision consults all the people for the
decisions.. Since that is unpractical in todays world, a new form of democracy,
the representative democracy has ...

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The largest problem of Athens
democracy were that only a few of the people could become citizens, therefore
limiting the power to a small group. This problem caused many slaves, and other
non-landowners to be disappointed. Athens, no matter what the problems, was the
first true democracy.
Rome, around 500 BC, became a republic. A republic is not a democracy,
but is very similar to a democracy. In this republic, the elected officials only
represented a small fraction of the people. Some of the ideas Rome used, mainly
the practice of elected officials helped to shape the ideas of a representative
democracy.
In Rome, the wealthy people, the patricians, had much more power ...

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