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  • Q: Who is involved in direct democracy?  Who is involved in representative democracy?
  • A: The people who are involved in a direct democracy are the people who live there. The people who are involved in a representative democracy are representatives who were elected  by the people who live there.
  • Q: What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
  • A:  The difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy is that a direct democracy is when all of the legal citizens vote on the topic that need to be decided and in a representative democracy the legal citizens vote on a representative who they trust to vote and make decisions for them.
  • Q: When did direct democracy begin?  When did representative democracy begin?
  • A: Representative democracy began in 1776 and direct democracy began in 508 BCE.
  • Q: Where did direct democracy begin?  Where is representative democracy used today?
  • A: Direct Democracy began in Athens. Representative democracy began in the United States.
  • A: Direct democracy happened because the people wanted to be able to have a say in what happens where they live. Today representative democracy is the best democracy to use because letting the people have all of the power could be very bad rather than putting the power in an experienced representatives who knows best on the subject that needs to be voted on.
  • Q: Why did direct democracy happen?  Why is it best for representative democracy to be used today?
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