Tuesday, October 6, 2009
World History Greece Quiz Review
Greece was populated by a number of city-states. We looked at different types of government; monarchy, aristocracy, oligarchy, and democracy. You should know the characteristics of each. Athens had a direct democracy system of Government. Citizens who served in the senate could propose and vote on laws directly. When the founding fathers were looking for a type of government for the United States, they relied upon the Athenian model of democracy. You should have in your notes the similarities and differences between the American indirect democracy and the Athenian direct democracy. Sparta was an example of an oligarchy - a city-state dominated by the military. To halt possible revolts by the Helots, Spartan men served in the army from age 7-60. The Persian War unified the armies of Athens and Sparta to create the Delian League of Nations to protect Greek interests.