Democracy/Government: Ancient Greece vs. Canada Part 1

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Who qualifies as a citizen? (Athens)

-women were citizens, but had no political rights
-only men could vote
-women, foreign residents and slaves excluded

Who qualifies as a citizen? (Canada)

-all people born in Canada or who have immigrated and recieved citizenship (adults)

Who can elect representatives? (Athens)

-council drawn by lot from assembly

Who can elect representatives? (Canada)

-all citizens of voting age (18 or older)

Who can vote about laws? (Athens)

-council drew up laws and policies which are debated in the Assembly (citizens vote on laws)

Who can vote about laws? (Canada)

-elected government officials

How many levels of government? (Athens)

-2 levels
1. Assembly-all male citizens
2. Council- made up of 500 citizens chosen by lot every year

How many levels of government? (Canada)

-3 levels
1. local/municipal
2. provincial/territorial
3. federal

How are court cases decided? (Athens)

-Jury (200-400)
-no judges or lawyers
-citizens argue own cases

How are court cases decided? (Canada)

-Jury with 12 members

How are unpopular leaders dealt with? (Athens)

-council by lot
-Assembly-citizens hold power
-collective power
-exiled for 10 years

How are unpopular leaders dealt with? (Canada)

-voted out in the next election

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