Leading to American Democracy

  • Jan 1, 1000

    Common Law

  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    Magna Carta Signed
    The Magna Carta is a legal English Document that made King John to proclaim certain rights and respect legal procedures.
    The Magna Carta is viewed as an early step of voting.
  • Jan 1, 1265

    Parliament Established

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Iroquois Confederation

    Meaning "People of the Long House".The original representative Democracy drew inspiration from these people, as they practiced lifes liberty and happiness over 800 years ago.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Seperation of Powers

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    Colonial Legislatures

  • Mayflower Compact Signed

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    Written Constituions

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    New England Confederation Approved

  • Thomas Hobbes Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes Leviathan
    A book that effectively a vocab for philosophy for the English language by using versions of technical terms employed by greek and Latin authors. Thomas implied that without government, there would be a non ending fear and, as he said, "life would be solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
  • English Bill of Rights Established

    English Bill of Rights Established
    This document prohibited a standing army during time of peace. It also includes the gurantee to the rights of a fair trial, and freedom from excessive bail and from cruel and unusual punishment. These were added to the United States Constitution.
  • John Locke The Teo Treatises of Government

    John Locke The Teo Treatises of Government
    This document was first published anonymously. John was u nhappy with it, seeing it had too many errors and wanted to republish it to get the maximum understanding of it. In this book, it desribes that political power should be the thing that protects the people and make laws and the regulation of property. He also explains that power should be divided into branches, which is how our government is today.
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  • Baron De Montesque On The spirit of Laws

  • Adopted Albany Plan of Union

  • Jean Jacque Rousseau The Social Contract

    Jean Jacque Rousseau The Social Contract
    a book that basically states that government gets its authority by our willing consent, not from God. People were willing to give up as much power that was needed to promote their safety and well being.
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    Sir John Blackstone Commentaries on the Laws of England

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    First Continental Congress Meets

  • Second Continental Congress nMeets

  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    This is the document that gave the original 13 colonies freedom and independence from England.
  • Constitutional Convention Meets

    Constitutional Convention Meets
    Met in Philadelphia, this is where the Constituion was drafted and signed by 38 delegates. Democracy is based on a majority rule basis, but if the Constitution was non existent then the disliked majority would lose freedoms and basic rights. The Constitution prevents this from happening. Even if you lose, you are still guranteed your rights like everyone else.
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    Ratification of the Constitution

    Basically the adoption of the Constitution. Takes two years to fully ratify the constitution. In order to ratify it, nine of the thirteen colonies needed to approve.
  • Bill of Rights

  • Articles of the Confederation