Ist2 6170423 foundations of democracy

Foundations of Democracy

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  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta Signed

    Magna Carta Signed
    The first great landmark of British constituionalism, also an English charter. With help of the church, barons and others King John signed the Magna. Four concepts fundamental for an understanding of democracy, authority, privacy, responsiblilities and justic. the Magna expressed that the governed could not be violated, also an agreement between parties if the agreement was to be broken it would no longer valid. "To no one will we sell, to none will refuse or delay... justice.
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    Iroquois Confederation

    Also know as the "people of the longhouse", the reason for this name is they wanted their league together as if they were a family in a longhouse. A husbands would lived in longhouse of his wife's family. If a couple was to get divorced the woman would ask the man to leave and he'd take any belongings with him, the women were responsible for the children. Mix of fishers, farmers, hunters, and gatherers. Part of the; Beaver War in 1609, French and Indian War in 1701, American Revolution.
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    New England Confederation Approved

    Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Haven, and Plymouth met to solve trade, boundary, and religious disputes and to form a common defense against the French, Dutch, and Indians. They drew up articles of agreement and established a directorate of eight commissioners. The confederation was weakened by its advisory status and by the 1665 merger of Connecticut and New Haven.
  • Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan

    Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan
    In this book that Thomas Hobes wrote, he talkes about the fact that he dont argee with the way civil peace and social unity are being acheived. The view of commonwealth to him is, which he thinks its mimics the human body. He picked the title "Leviathan", which means "sea monster" from the Hebrew, and is in the bible for a name of a sea creature, he thinks of it as a view of his perfect government
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    John Locke- Two Treaties of Government

    Long regarded of the leading work of the developement of English law. Was also part of the development of the American legal system. Political philosophy.
  • English Bill of Right

    English Bill of Right
    Which is "an Act Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown." It lays out certain rights and it still keeps going from then till now. It grew during the Revolution of 1688. Some basic rights it contains is; no taxation, freedom to petition the monarch without fear of retribution, no standing army during a time of peace, freedom of speech and debates. Most importatly it gave people the freedom of election, freedom of debate, freedom of bail.
  • Adopted Albany Plan of Union

    Adopted Albany Plan of Union
  • Baron De Montesque- On The Spirt of Laws

    Baron De Montesque- On The Spirt of Laws
    A treatise on political theory first published annonymously by Charles de Secondat. Baron de Montesquieu in 1748 with the help of Claudine Guérin de Tencin. It was published annonymously because Montesquieu's work was subject to censorship, its influence outside of France, so it was translation into other languages. In 1750 Thomas Nugent published the first English translation.
  • Jean Jacque Rousseau- The social Contract

    Jean Jacque Rousseau- The social Contract
    Jean was a writer, philosopher, and a composer . He influenced The French Revolution and the American Revolution, over all The Department of modern political, sociological and educational thought.
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    Sir John Blackstone- Commentaries on the law of England

    Was influential largely because they were readable, and because they met a need. Was pretty much an apologia for the legal system of the time as its an explanation, even when the law was obscure. The common law of England has relied on precedent more than statute and codifications and has been far less amenable than the civil law, developed from the Roman law, to the needs of a treatise.
  • Declaration of Independence Signed

    Declaration of Independence Signed
    Was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. It announced that the 13 American colonies at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and was no longer a part of the British Empire. 56 people signed it from 13 different states; Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, S. and N. Carolina, Virginia, Geogia, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Delaware.
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    Articles of the Confederation

    The first contitution of the United States, it had how the government is suppose to operate.
  • Constitutional Convention Meets

    Constitutional Convention Meets
    Meet in the Philadelphia, for the adoption for the new United States in 1777. It would give congress no power regulate domestic affairs, no power to tax, or to regulate comnmerce without coercive not knowing. After two months of debates, they agreed to the work of the new government they replaced the Conderation, they re- wrote it in 1787.
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    Ratification of The Constitution

    It took place over America. Was within the power of old Congress to block ratification of the new one. The document that the Philadelphia Convention presented was only a revision of the Articles of Confederation.The last article of the new instrument provided, when ratified by conventions in nine states, it should go into effect among the States so acting.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    Introduced by James Madison to the First United States Congress in 1789. It liminates on the federal goverment of the United States, protects the natural rightsof personal and intellectual liberty and of property and acting as a guarantee of essential rights, liberties, freedom of speech, free press, free assembly and association, dont allow the federal government to depriving any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.