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The Practicality of the Athenian Model of Direct Democracy

Summary: The author argues that the Greek Athenian model of Direct Democracy is not a practical model for the United States. This essay explains the differences between the Athenian model of Direct Democracy and the model of Representative Democracy which is used in the U.S. today. The author explains how difference in population size and organization makes the Representative Democracy model more efficient for the United States.
The Athenian political ideals were equality among citizens, liberty, and respect for the law and justice. They have had a great influence in the Western political thought and government. Athens was run by a direct democracy and I believe that kind of a democracy would be impractical in the U.S today. Athens had an aristocratic government, meaning that the only people who could vote and generate the decisions were the people that had certain amounts of land and money. It was the government run by the best individuals with the most money.

Democracy is defined as "People rule." It is government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives. There are two types of democracies; one is called the direct democracy and the other, representative democracy. People of the country who run a form of government throughout elections and demonstration defines the theory of democracy...

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