During this time period there were three reformers: Draco, Solon, and Cliesthenes. Draco was a harsh ruler who created strict laws and created a separation between the rich and the poor. He also encouraged slavery and the death sentence. Government wise, he took the power from the nobles and distributed it into the leaders of the courts. Solon is known as the father of democracy for Athens. He created four political reforms which included dividing the society into 4 social classes, allowing citizens to participate in Assembly, allowing citizens to bring charges to court, and the law of no slavery was created. Solon also created 4 economic reforms which included regulating crop export, allowing foreign tradesman to settle and become legal Athenian citizens in exchange for natural resources, managing grains, and making fathers teach their sons a trade. Cleisthenes was another reformer who made 3 political reforms. These included the organization of districts, allowed people to participate in the Assembly, and he created the Council of 500 which was a group of people from different parts of Athens who came together to introduce and explain laws.