Hello today we will be talking direct and representative democracy. Do you know who is involved in direct democracy and who is involved in representative democracy?
In direct democracy all the citizens are involved and can vote. The citizens in greece were only men, so only men had the chance to vote. In a representative democracy someone called a representative is the only one who is involved in the actual voting process, but they represent for both women and men.
What is the difference between direct democracy and representative democracy?
In a direct democracy everyone's opinions are shown individually, while in a representative democracy the representative represents a group of people.
Greece was tired of being ruled by one other people, they decided they should rule themselves. Representative is better today because not everyone can travel far, that would also be a lot of people. Not everyone in the United States can go to Washington D.C, it would be crowded, and hard to get to.
Wow, I didn't realize how different direct and representative democracy are. Well, that's all the time we have left so see you next time.
When did direct democracy begin? When did representative democracy begin?
Direct democracy began around 500 B.C.E and representative democracy began in 1776 A.D.
Where did direct democracy begin? Where is representative democracy used today?
Direct democracy began in ancient Greece, representative began in the United States.
Why did direct democracy happen? Why is it best for representative democracy to be used today?