History and Historiography

DEMOCRACY: Ancient & Modern

An in-depth explanation of democracy in ancient Athens and the United States of America. If you want to support the channel, here are the best ways to do it: 1) Watch the full video 2) Subscribe if you haven’t 3) Share with a friend 4) Support me with a small donation on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/rchapman Also if you’re interested, I upload casual videos on Patreon and through my YouTube membership program. Signing up gives you content more often and supports the channel.

0:00 – Intro 01:10 – The Origins of Greek Democracy 12:14 – Democracy in Athens 24:05 – The Premise of American Democracy 34:49 – Democracy in America 38:57 – Conclusion

Sources: Pericles of Athens – Donald Kagan The Classical Athenian Democracy – David Stockton The Life of Greece – Will Durant Athens on Trial – Jennifer Roberts Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece – Raaflaub, Ober & Wallace The Athenian Constitution – Unknown (probably a talented student under Aristotle) Lives – Plutarch Politics – Aristotle The Peloponnesian War – Thucydides Democracy – Paul Cartledge Preface to Democratic Theory – Robert Dahl On Democracy – Robert Dahl Empire of Liberty – Gordon Wood Founding Brothers – Joseph Ellis The Radicalism of the American Revolution – Gordon Wood The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution – Bernard Bailyn The Federalist – Hamilton, Madison & Jay The Rise of American Democracy – Sean Wilentz The Debates on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution – Jonathan Elliot

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