Athens story map By:Amiyah Abbott

Athens story map By:Amiyah Abbott
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  • Democracy began in 500 B.C this is important because it shows how democracy started and when. That is when citizens got the right to vote.
  • Also, every citizen gets to have a say in  what happens in Athens but back then women were not thought of as citizens 
  • While the men got to go outside and have meetings the woman had to stay inside, take care of the children, and clean.
  •  Solon gave poor people the right to vote. I think this is important because even though they don't have a lot of money they still get to have a say in what happens in their city-state. Solon got reelected many many times until he died because the people trusted him and they knew he made very good desitions for them.
  • There were also no lawyers and the citizens had to find a way to make their own case. I think this is important because they did not have professional help and people who had long schooling to help them as we do. So they might not win their case.
  • At the meetings, every citizen got to express their opinions and they also got to cast their votes. I think this is important because they gave citizens a right to say what they want to say and they all get to cast a vote. Also, no one could arrest them or punish them for speaking their opinion. Woman were not thought of as citizens so they could not attend.
  • As you can tell from this Storyboard that the reason every citizen has a voice in America is because  Athens had the courage to start that and even though Athens was not perfect without Athens America would be very different.
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