2What do YOU know about Democracy? Take 2 minutes and write down what you know about democracy.With the person next to you, share what you wrote about democracy.With your partner, take 2 minutes to come up with a definition for democracy.As a pair, share what you have written with another pair around you.What did you come up with?
3DemocracyGovernment by the people; A form of government in which the supreme power is given to the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected officials under a free election system.
4Democratic Government vs. Undemocratic Government
6Democratic NationsAndorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tonga, United States
7Don’t Agree with Democratic Practices or Ideals… Undemocratic NationsDon’t Agree with DemocraticPractices or Ideals…SINGLE RULE GOVERNMENTAuthoritarian, Oppressive, Tyrannical (Tyrant), Absolute (Monarch),Despotic (Despot), One-Party
9Democratic Government vs. Undemocratic Government In your spiral, brainstorm for 5 minutes about how life would be similar and different between a democratic and undemocratic country.Take 3 minutes to share what you have written with three people around you.What did you come up with?
10Your TaskExamine, analyze and answer questions from SIX primary source documents from colonial America.Identify and discuss two democratic and two undemocratic features of colonial America.Explain how American democracy was a “work in progress” in colonial times.Write an essay to support your findings.