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us government The Origins of Democracy
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In what way did ancient Athens influence the framers of the United States Constitution?
The legislative branch in Athens had two main bodies.
A benefit of a bicameral legislature is that it
separates powers, keeping one body from gaining too much power.
In addition to Judeo-Christian principles, American government was influenced by principles first used in ancient Greece and in
Because the framers of the United States Constitution were concerned about citizens having too much power, they
established a republic.
How many of the Ten Commandments can be found in the laws of the United States?
What would most surprise an ancient Athenian about government in the United States today?
Women can vote and serve in government.
Where did democracy begin?
A republic is a form of government where
elected officials represent the people.
A bicameral legislature is made up of how many bodies?
How is government in the United States today different from government in ancient Athens?
The United States is a republic.
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