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  • 509 BCE

    Roman Republic

    Roman Republic
    The Roman Republic's democracy was extremely similar to Greece's as it only allowed wealthy family's and politicly strong people to vote and was a representative democracy.
  • 508 BCE

    Democracy in ancient greece

    Democracy in ancient greece
    Considered the first democracy to exist, the Greek city state of Athens allowed only rich individuals to vote who ruled the state
  • 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was issued in June 1215 and was the first document to put into writing the principle that the king and his government was not above the law. This set in motion the ideas that world leaders and such are not invincible to the law, this effects not just Canada but almost all nations today
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes had 3 main points "that the people agreed among themselves to “lay down” their natural rights of equality and freedom and give absolute power to a sovereign." I believe this set up how democracy works today as most people give up their power as a individual to a elected leader chosen by the people
  • Divine Right of Kings

    Divine Right of Kings
    The Divine Right of Kings was a saying that every king in Europe was chosen by god himself and that they could not be held accountable for their actions. This virtually disappeared after the Glorious Revolution of 1688-1689
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was a English philosopher and physician who made contributions to modern theories of limited, liberal government that Canada uses
  • Iroquois Confederacy

    Iroquois Confederacy
    The Iroquois Confederacy was a union of 6 First Nation tribes in upstate New York that practiced a form of democracy that would later lay the ground work for North American democracy.
  • British Parliament

    British Parliament
    The reason the Canadian parliament exists is because of the British parliament, After Canada was founded they made the parliament based off of the one back in London, and it's still like that to this day
  • Revolutionary Ideas

    Revolutionary Ideas
    The American Revolution of 1776 and the French revolution of 1789 had a major impact on Canadians, Idea's of democracy and freedom bled into Canada eventually sparking the small Upper Canadian Revolution of 1837
  • Social Revolutions

     Social Revolutions
    Social revolutions are sudden changes in the structure and nature of society, such as Women suffrage, Women being allowed in parliament helped shaped Canada and it's parliament to the Nation it is today