Roots of Democracy
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Democracy is . .. A system of government in which citizens:. Vote for their leadersHave specific rights and responsibilities. Democracy came from many sources:. The ancient Greeks :. In Athens, citizens voting for their leaders became common
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1. Roots of Democracy

2. Democracy is . .

3. Democracy came from many sources:

4. The ancient Greeks : In Athens, citizens voting for their leaders became common ?Civic virtue? became important to many philosophers.

5. The ancient Romans : Developed the ?rule of law? common to all citizens throughout the empire Developed advanced forms of representative government, before evolving in to a dictatorship.

6. The Bible: Hebrew prophets developed the idea of all people being equal, created in the image of God. The idea caring for the weaker members of society.

7. The Magna Carta British Document King John forced to recognize his power was limited by the Barons First step toward limited government

8. English Bill of Rights Made Parliament stronger than King or Queen Protected rights to trial by jury Outlawed cruel and unusual punishment

9. Mayflower Compact Pilgrims signed it Agreed to follow all laws made by elected leaders

10. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Limited powers of colony government Powers not given to colony given to towns Similar to federalism

11. House of Burgesses Founded at Jamestown in 1619 First representative body in the English colonies Served as a model for other colonies


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