The most important way in which the Greek influenced American democracy way was by allowing citizens to participate in government.
American took a clue from ancient Greek political system, which is democracy. It allowed all Athenians except women to take part in the political process, although in the United States both men and women are allowed to participate in American Democracy.
After the United States got independence from England in 1776, the founders had the opportunity to choose how they will govern themselves. It was a very difficult task and for guardians, the founders looked for difference philosophies and examples of government throughout the world.
The democratic system of government of ancient Greece greatly influenced how the founding fathers came about the democracy practiced today in the United States.
Before independence, the east coast was divided into 13 separate colonies. The founding fathers didn’t dissolve these colonies into colonial boundaries; rather it was divided into states. The founders dissolve the colonies into states so that each region would be governed at the local level and with the scope of national government, which will have power over all the state. In the United States, states actually looked like ancient Greek community structure known as polis or city-state.
A polis is made up of urban centers including the land that surround it. Its development is also similar to how major cities and states capital in the United States were structured including rural areas surrounding each state.