The ancient Greeks are credited with inventing democracy as a form of government. Demos kratos literally translates to “people power.”
The United States government is based on an idea of a democracy where people have power—but citizens do not actually vote on every issue. Rather, they elect people (representatives) who vote on matters for them. This is different than the direct democracy of Athens.
Do you think a democracy in which everything is voted on by every citizen is possible where you live?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry ancient Greece Noun
loosely united civilization founded on and around the Peloponnese peninsula, lasting from about the 8th century BCE to about 200 BCE.
system of organization or government where the people decide policies or elect representatives to do so.
to choose by vote.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
person who serves as a representative of the citizens of a geographic area to the local, state, or national government.
someone or something who acts in place of a group of people.