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  • Who is involved in direct democracy?  Who is involved in representative democracy?
  • In a direct democracy, the citizens vote on their countries leaders and issues directly. In a representative democracy,  all eligible citizens vote on representatives to pass laws for them.
  • What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy? 
  • The difference between the two is that in a direct democarcy, the citizens have a direct say in laws and issues that affect them and in a representative democracy, the citizens vote for a representative to represent them for the laws and issues. 
  • When did direct democracy begin?  When did representative democracy begin?
  • Direct Democracy began around 508 BCE. Representative democracy began in 1776.
  • Where did direct democracy begin?  Where is representative democracy used today? 
  • Direct Democracy began with Athens. Today representative democracy is used in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
  • Why did direct democracy happen?  Why is it best for representative democracy to be used today?
  • Direct democracy happened because in Athens, the citizens wanted to vote as indivisuales. It is best for representative democracy to be used today because it doesn’t take much time or intrest becuase there are not as many things that you are expected to vote for. 
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