Democracy

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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This title examines democracy in world history from its birthplace in Athens, Greece to the creation of modern democracies such as those in the United States, Germany, and Pakistan. Other types of government are compared and contrasted, as are the properties of the free market economy. The rights and responsibilities of the people under a democratic government are also examined. Influences such as Greek philosophers Aristotle, Plato, Ecclesia, and Pericles as well as more modern leaders such as George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson are discussed. Important events such as the American Revolution and French Revolution are included as are important documents such as the Magna Carta, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Important works such as The Republic The Federalist Papers, and Democracy in America are introduced and the foundations of a strong democracy such as voting, jury duty, and inalienable rights are covered. Exploring World Governments is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

Power to the People
8
Democracys Foundation
16
Traces of Democracy
28
Revolutions for Democracy
42
How Democracy Works
54
Types of Democracy
64
Individual Rights
74
The Right to Vote
88
Democracies on the World Stage
112
Dominant Democracy
124
Free to Criticize
134
Quick Facts
144
Glossary
148
Additional Resources
150
Source Notes
152
Index
157

Economic Systems
104

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