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Development of Modern Political Thought

Timeline created by szaleski in History
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Augustus headshot small square 1st Jan, 1000 509 B.C. Founding of the Roman Republic This system of government was based on a written code of laws. The Roman republic included elected officials to govern, checks on power, and the veto.
Athens2 small square 1st Jan, 1002 460-429 B.C. Age of Pericles Athenians ruled their city-state through direct democracy.
Plato raphael small square 1st Jan, 1003 360 B.C. Plato published the Republic Plato's Republic advocates that the state should control all aspects of citizens' lives.
Aristotle head small square 1st Jan, 1004 322 B.C. Aristotle completes Politics In Politics, Aristotle argues for the idea of RULE OF LAW.
Magna carta small square 1st Jan, 1215 Magna Carta is adopted Great Britain adopts the Magna Carta, which is significant because it protected citizens' rights and established rule of law.
John locke small square John Locke Locke proposed the idea that all men have natural rights (life, liberty, property), government should protect those rights, and the people have the right to revolt if the government should fail to protect those natural rights. Most famous work: Two Treatises on Government.
Charles montesquieu small square Charles-Louis Montesquieu, Baron Montesquieu argued for the principle of separation of powers of government. This is to ensure that no person or group would become too powerful or abusive.
English bill of rights of 1689  middle  small square English Bill of Rights Creates specific enumerated rights for British subjects, including the right to petition the government and the right to bear arms.
Jean jacques rousseau  painted portrait  small square Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rousseau perfected the concept of the social contract. This means submission to the authority of the general will of the people as a whole guarantees individuals against being subordinated to the wills of others and also ensures that they obey themselves because they are, collectively, the authors of the law.
Thomas jefferson picture small square Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was a strong advocate of republican government.
James madison small square James Madison Madison is widely considered the "Father of the Constitution." He believed strongly in checks and balances to protect individual rights and protect against abuse of power.
800px joinordie small square American Revolution, 1775-1783
Declaration of independence trumbull small square Declaration of Independence
Simon bolivar small square Simon Bolivar Known as "The Liberator" who led much of South America to independence from Spain, Bolivar promulgated an authortarian-style central government.
495px constitution pg1of4 ac small square US Constitution is ratified The US Constitution will be serve as a sort of blueprint for other nations.
Prise de la bastille small square French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815
French declaration of rights small square French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Bill of rights 01 small square US Bill of Rights
Congress of vienna small square Congress of Vienna, 1815
Horace vernet barricade rue soufflot small square Revolutions of 1848