Direct Democracy: Alexander Bolyard, Sai Somisetty, 8th Period

Direct Democracy: Alexander Bolyard, Sai Somisetty, 8th Period

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  • Lets time travel to Athens, Greece 5th century BC. we have to finish that history essay on direct-democracy.
  • Alright! Let's go!
  • Look we are at the Athens!
  • Lets go find the town hall to see the the voting of the new laws that are being made.
  • There are no Women going to vote, is there a reason for that?
  • Even though a direct democracy involved the people voting, Women and  Children weren't allowed to vote.
  • They talk about going to Ancient Athens for their History Project.
  • Wait, isn't Direct Democracy a bad thing because people can make bad choices?
  • Er, Yes. That is an issue with Direct Democracy, if someone is a popular political figure and are very persuasive, that could greatly effect the government.
  • They arrive in Athens and are going to go look at the town hall.
  • The people create a petition that states what they want for their country, it also needs a certain amount of signatures to be able to happen.
  • So how are laws even made?
  • They talk about how Women aren't allowed to vote.
  • Personally, I think that Direct Democracy is the best type of government to have because it allows the people to have a word in basically everything. Let's head back and finish working on that project, alright?
  • They talk about one of the biggest cons of a Direct Democracy
  • They talk about how laws are made.
  • Alright, let's head back.
  • They head back to the present.
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