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Direct democracy in ancient athens

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Social Studies Middle School Low ELL

Direct Democracy in Athens

Modern campaigning can get pretty dirty. But politicians today are only taking their cues from politicians in Ancient Athens. This public radio story describes how direct democracy was carried out in ancient Athens, a Greek city-state. Who was allowed to participate in Athenian politics? How did the people of Athens vote for and control their elected officials?

Ancient Civilization Civics/Government Ancient Greece Democracy

Story Length: 3:52

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Oregon Public Broadcasting, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 10/26/2012

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