Democracy’s Beginnings

Democracy from the Greek “demokratia” or “rule of the people”. Early civilizations developed democratic concepts including Mesopotamia, India, Athens and Sparta and the Roman Republic. These concepts and ideas continued with Native American cultures, and the rise of democracies in the United States, France, and the United Kingdom. How democracy was practiced varied from civilization to civilization as this system of government continued to evolve. How did the forms of democracy come to be, evolve, and impact today’