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Athenian Democracy

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Started: 10/30/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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archer_swimmer

Con

I do not believe that the Athenian society was a democracy, simply because it did not favor the people.
Steve12345678

Pro

I Believe their was a Athenian Democracy and they had a constitution. They also had laws and they gave equal rights to the people. They also had franchise's were all men who were birth by both parents. They are enrolled as citizens at the age eighteen.
Debate Round No. 1
archer_swimmer

Con

The Athenian was not a democracy because a democracy is for the people. Only free, born citizens who were male could vote or have any say in the government in Athenian
Steve12345678

Pro

They had magistrates that are responsible for ordinary routine for administration are elected by lot and military officers are also elected to vote and they could run for office too.
Debate Round No. 2
archer_swimmer

Con

The people didn't have a say in whether or not they got to run or get elected in office. If you got elected to go into the government, you were pretty much already assigned to that position. The government didn't give the people any say.
Steve12345678

Pro

Democracy is the rule of the whole the people excluding minors and maniacs only. Whereas Democracy today means government by representatives of the people. It is more democratic by being government by the people instead of government by those elected by the people.
Debate Round No. 3
archer_swimmer

Con

If Athens was a democracy why would they vote people out of the society? Why would they make every one vote on who was the biggest threat to their government system if they were so democratic? While it might be better for the people to be in government, the people who held the real power would have everyone vote someone out to keep their order in Athens.
Steve12345678

Pro

I was an option which could be exercised but did not have to be. The exile did not involve confiscation or any other punitive measures
Debate Round No. 4
archer_swimmer

Con

archer_swimmer forfeited this round.
Steve12345678

Pro

Steve12345678 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by GoOrDin 2 years ago
GoOrDin
athenian government did favor the people
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