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Democracy in Action Hey! That’s the Parthenon!
Tyrants Solon – Reformed Draconian Laws Pisistratus – Champion of the Poor Cleisthenes – Established the first true democracy Pericles – Ruled during the Golden Age of Athens
Agora Large open space in the middle of the city-state that contained a marketplace as well as government buildings Citizens mingled and discussed the issues of the day before gathering for the assembly meeting
Voting Only citizens of Athens could debate important laws Pynx = the assembly meeting place About 1 out of 5 Athenians were citizens Direct democracy; voted with their hands 3 Main Branches: – The Assembly – The Council of 500 – The Courts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCkV1DFfYG0 But…How can I vote? I don’t have any arms.
Red Paint All citizens were required to participate in Athen’s democracy, but sometimes there weren’t enough people present at assembly meetings A red painted rope would be used to corral citizens from the Agora into the Pynx If you had red paint on your shirt, you would have to pay a fine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4B-YZuJR4
Ostracism Ostracism 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 shard A quorum, or a minimum number, of 6,000 citizens required Usually for people who were too personally powerful, or who threatened influential people https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxYxyfE4onc Who’s getting voted off the island?
Kleroterion Device used for randomly selecting members to the jury in Athens A small bronze plate used to identify the citizen was placed into each slot Dice were rolled to decide the row chosen to serve on the jury for that day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc3Um-BBhpI