Presentation on theme: "Hey! That’s the Parthenon!"— Presentation transcript:
1Hey! That’s the Parthenon! Democracy in ActionHey! That’s the Parthenon!
2Tyrants Solon Pisistratus Cleisthenes Pericles Reformed Draconian Laws Champion of the PoorCleisthenesEstablished the first true democracyPericlesRuled during the Golden Age of Athens
3AgoraLarge open space in the middle of the city-state that contained a marketplace as well as government buildingsCitizens mingled and discussed the issues of the day before gathering for the assembly meeting
4But…How can I vote? I don’t have any arms. VotingOnly citizens of Athens could debate important lawsPynx = the assembly meeting placeAbout 1 out of 5 Athenians were citizensDirect democracy; voted with their hands3 Main Branches:The AssemblyThe Council of 500The CourtsBut…How can I vote? I don’t have any arms.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCkV1DFfYG0
5Red PaintAll citizens were required to participate in Athen’s democracy, but sometimes there weren’t enough people present at assembly meetingsA red painted rope would be used to corral citizens from the Agora into the PynxIf you had red paint on your shirt, you would have to pay a finehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4B-YZuJR4
6Who’s getting voted off the island? OstracismOstracism literally means “judgment by shards”Citizens would vote for the person they wanted exiled from Athens for 10 years by writing a name on a pottery shardA quorum, or a minimum number, of 6,000 citizens requiredUsually for people who were too personally powerful, or who threatened influential peopleWho’s getting voted off the island?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxYxyfE4onc
7KleroterionDevice used for randomly selecting members to the jury in AthensA small bronze plate used to identify the citizen was placed into each slotDice were rolled to decide the row chosen to serve on the jury for that dayhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3Um-BBhpI