Q: Who is involved in direct democracy? Who is involved in representative democracy?
A: United States and in the European Union, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom all have representative democracies.
Q: What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
A: In direct democracy everyone votes but in representative democracy their is 1 representative for each group of people.
Q: When did direct democracy begin? When did representative democracy begin?
A: Direct democracy began in the 508 BC. Representative democracy began in 1776 AD.
Q: Where did direct democracy begin? Where is representative democracy used today?
A: Direct democracy began in Athens. Representative democracy is used in Canada, the United States of America and the United Kingdom today.
Q: Why did direct democracy happen? Why is it best for representative democracy to be used today? *Yawn*
A: Direct democracy happened because the Athenian leader Cleisthenes introduced demokratia, or “rule by the people.” and the opportunity to participate directly in the political arena, and not only did citizens participate in a direct democracy they themselves made the decisions by which they lived. Representative democracy is best today because representative democracy is a system of government in which all eligible citizens vote on representatives to pass laws for them. A perfect example is the U.S., where we elect a president and members of the Congress.
I can explain the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy now!