What did the Founding Fathers learn from democracies of the past as they crafted the US Constitution?
Academy of American Democracy
Created in partnership with the New York Historical Society as part of their Academy of American Democracy project, this series looks at the links between the roots of democracy in ancient Athens and modern day democracy in the USA
How can democratic societies claim to support equality while holding humans in bondage?
In the late 1700s, three major revolutions rocked the Atlantic World. But what were the ideas that characterized the Age of Revolutions, and how did they change the course of history?
Around 3,000 years ago, the ancient Athenian government transitioned from the “rule of a few” to the “rule of many”, and democracy was born.