Citizens elected representatives to make laws for them.
Citizens are led by a king or queen.
Citizens included all people who lived in the society.
Citizens vote to make their own rules and laws.
The people who have committed crimes can't vote
That only certain people can serve on juries and hold office
That people vote on laws themselves, without representatives
That state legislatures elect representatives, not the people themselves
An oligarchy run by society's richest members
A government run by elected representatives
A monarchy run by a king or queen
A dictatorship run by an emperor
The Assembly controlled Rome's finances; the Senate controlled its foreign policy
Senators were elected; Assembly members were appointed by the consuls
Senators were patricians; Assembly members were plebeians
The Senate could overrule decisions made by the Assembly
With complete equality (ranked equal to men)
As second-class citizens (ranked lower then men)
As the official heads of their families
Citizens are expected to participate in the political process.
In an Athenian democracy citizens are expected to know what's going on politically.
Athenian citizens are responsible for helping to make political decisions.
In Athens it was acceptable for a citizen to decide not to vote.
All citizens had the right to participate in the assembly.
Aristocrats had more power than citizens.
Every citizen had the right to speak.
Citizens could cast a vote.
Most people aren't mature enough to govern themselves
Women never have any rights under direct democracy
Direct democracies tend to favor the wealthy
Most people don't have the time to participate so actively in their government
Nikos' mother, Athena
Cephas, a free man who does not own property
Petros, a slave whose owner gave him 2 acres of land for his birthday
Nikos, a free male homeowner whose parents both were born in Athens
All laws are still subject to popular vote
There is still no powerful executive branch
Juries still consist of regular citizens
Representatives are still elected by lottery
All citizens help make the laws.
Citizens act as judges and lawmakers.
All men, women, and children can vote.
Citizens elect officials to make the laws.
Both allow all people to vote
Both have three branches of government
Both have a single, powerful chief executive
Both hold elections once every four years
In Athens, slaves and women were not allowed to vote; in Rome, they were.
In Rome, people elected an emperor; Athens had no emperor.
In Rome, landowners were not allowed to vote; in Athens, they were.
In Athens, people voted on laws themselves; in Rome, people elected representatives.