News Anchor Activity: Madison Bricker
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Do you know the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
Citizens are involved in direct democracy and a group off people is who is involved in representative democracy.
Good, do you know the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
Direct democracy might entail passing executive decisions, the use of sortition, making laws, directly electing or dismissing officials, and conducting trials.
In representative democracy is we elect different representatives at the city, county, state and federal level and in direct democracy people are not elected.
When did direct democracy begin and representative democracy begin?
Direct democracy was the 15th century B.C. and representative democracy was 16th century A.D.
Where did direct democracy begin and where is representative democracy used today?
Direct democracy began in Athens and it is still used in Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Why did direct democracy happen and why is it best for representative democracy to be used today?
Many people feel that direct democracy could work to reduce voter apathy and place national and local issues directly in the hands of those they affect most.
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