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Influences on American Democracy

Summary: American democracy and government is a collaboration of both new liberal concpets and older ideas molded together to suit modern needs. A study of the American democratic system reveals the influence of the ancient Greeks, the Roman Republic, and the English, as well as the experiences of the American colonists.
Steven Edwards Padilla

U.S. History 11 300 Per. 2

America is a country whose emergence is contributed to many sources. More specifically, the American form of Democracy (Greek word for "rule by the people", Democracies are generally characterized by citizen votes and assemblies) holds its roots in the governments of multiple predecessors. From English colonial rule to the governments of Greece and Rome, The United States owes it's birth as a country to many areas of influence.

The Ancient Greeks belonged to a very prosperous and enlightened society. It was the Greeks who are credited with the first major government to put the power of a nation in the hands of the average citizen. Voting, political assembly, and official citizenship are all concepts that can be traced back to Classical Grecian ideas. These concepts were adopted by the Founders of America because of their opposition to tyranny and...

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