Birth of Democracy
Updated: 11/30/2020
Birth of Democracy

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  • Athenian democracy developed in the Greek city-state of Athens, comprising the city of Athens and the surrounding territory of Attica, around 600 BC. Athens was one of the first known democracies.
  • Where was direct democracy invented?
  • How was it different from a monarchy? theocracy? tyranny?
  • monarchy is a government with a hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler) while tyranny is a government in which a single ruler (a tyrant) has absolute power.
  • What 3 ways did the Greeks cast a vote?
  • Picking people, a draw, and rockes