Democracy Continued

The earliest forms of democracy were direct democracies. People gathered to talk about issues and make decisions. This form of democracy worked well in the beginning. When the U.S. government formed, people met in a

capitolburgessesNew England town hall to solve problems. As the cities and the country began to grow, the issues became bigger. It was difficult for each person to be present at these decision-making meetings.PastedGraphic-1PastedGraphic-2

Not many countries use direct democracy as a form of government, but many community organizations use it. For example, U.S. labor unions often meet to discuss issues. They decide issues that relate to the whole group by majority vote.

Answer the Questions Below.

Using evidence from the text explain the difference between the a direct democracy and a representative democracy?

Using evidence from the text in your own words tell what a referendum is.

8 responses

  1. A direct democrat is when evey one chooses. A representative is when you hare leaders.

    October 15, 2014 at 10:51 am

  2. A direct democracy is when everyone votes. A representative democracy is whens the people pick the leader and they get to vote. A referendums is a proposal for a new law. All the people vote on this

    October 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

  3. Direct Democracy is when every one votes. Represents is when people vote for leaders and then they vote A special vote is when everyone gets to vote on an is suer

    October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

  4. I think people should be able to vote but the person running for office should keep their promise. A Direct Democracy is when everyone gets to vote on all decisions. A representative democracy is when people vote for their leaders who then represent them.

    October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

  5. A representative democracy is when a group of leaders talk about issues and make the decisions. A direct democracy is when everyone agree on issues and make the decisions.
    A referendum is a proposal for a new law. People get to vote for it.

    October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

  6. A direct democracy is when you speak up and everybody votes.
    A reperentive democracy is when a person votes for leaders who make the rules.
    A referendums is a special thing that everybody votes

    October 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

  7. A decide democracy is when ever one gets to vote and it just like referendum because ever one gets to vote on new laws. representative democracy is when the people with the power get to vote.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

  8. aaron

    you have to be a citizenis and you have to be 18.

    you have in newyork to voet.

    you can not veot anywhere else .

    also grownes have to vot .

    kis’s can not vot .

    October 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

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