This 19-slide Power Point presentation covers Ancient Greece's influence on the rise of democracy. Included with the Power Point presentation is a skeleton outline for easy note taking by the students. The presentation begins by tracing the origin of the word "democracy" and then covers the power of the citizen in Athenian society. Next, it discusses Ancient Greece's three most influential leaders on the development of democracy: Solon, Cleithenes, and Pericles. Finally, this presentation covers the three great Greek philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and their influence on western political thought.