Democracy evolution

  • Ancient Greece 700-350 BCE

    Ancient Greece 700-350 BCE
    Ancient Greeks had the first democracy. In Athens citizens were supposed to take a role in their city. Definition of Citizen was a male born in Athens. This didn't include women and slaves.
  • I am a citizen!

    I am a citizen of Greece, because I am nor a woman or a black person.
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    Start: 700-350 BCE
  • Citizen

    Definition of Citizen was a male born in Athens. This didn't include women and slaves.
  • Ancient Rome 509 BCE

    Ancient Rome 509 BCE
    509 BCE Rome declared a republic when king was sent away. Rich families took over. Upper class people were called Patricians. There were not many(outnumbered) but they still ruled over the plebs(common people). Plebs rebelled and got more rights. Not as active as the athenians, but helped create new democratic institution called the sentate. Patritions could become senators.
  • Patrician

    A Patrician is the original aristocratic families of Ancient Rome,
  • I am free!

    I am a Plebian because I am a free citizen!
  • Plebian

    the general body of a free Roman citizen who isn't a patrician, as determined by a cencus.
  • I believe!

    I believe in Monarchy!
  • Monarchy 1215

    Monarchy 1215
    Throughout middle ages, most european countries had monarchy.kings or Queens ruled in places such as France,
    England and Russia. In 1215, this all came to an end when a group of British nobility forced the king to give up his “divine right” and to create a Parliament. Parliament comes from the word Parler.
  • Parliament

    A parliament is a legislature. "parliament" may simply refer to a democratic government's legislature.
  • I work in a Parliment building!

    It is a comfy place to wrok in a parliment building.
  • Manga Carta/ Parlimentary Democracy

    Manga Carta/ Parlimentary Democracy
    1215 King John was forced to sign the Manga Carta. This had certain provisions in it to safeguard the rights of citizens. king could not steal firewood from other lands, force widows to marry,Force knights to pay money to excuse them from
    guarding the castle, and many more. Manga carta is so important because it marks the beginning of our parlimentary democracy.
  • Absolute Monarchy (louis XIV) -1600-1700

    Absolute Monarchy (louis XIV) -1600-1700
    Absolute monarch exercises total power over the land and people.Louis XIV centralized all justice, taxation and military powers under his own authority, took personal control of whatever he bothered with,further weakened the aristocracy by forcing them to attend his court.
  • Divine rights of kings

    A political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God.
  • Absolute monarchy rules!

    You will all obey me!
  • Constitutuion

    A set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is governed.
  • Constitution is right

    I believe in the constitution.
  • American Revolution 1775-1781

    American Revolution 1775-1781
    It was not until the revolutions of the late 18th century that our modern democracies took shape. This revolution created the first true democracy.Americans could vote and the powers of the government were restricted so that no one branch could have too much power. Two branches could override one branch if one branch abused their must be noted that the US did not give women the vote until 1919. in 1787, the US made provisions for slaves. African Americans were deemed 3/5'ths of a white.
  • The French Revolution 1789

    The French Revolution 1789
    the French Revolution of 1789 was rooted in the spirit of
    Democracy. those who championed liberty soon imitated the actions of absolute dictators in order to get their way. used the guillotine to eliminate opposition. left power in a military dictator, Napoleon who tried to use his new power to conquer Europe.
  • Guillotine

    The guillotine is a device designed for carrying out executions by taking someones head off.
  • make use of it

    If anyone crosses my path, they will come face to face with the guillutine!
  • The Enlightenment 1650-1800

    The Enlightenment 1650-1800
    Age of Enlightenment was a cultural movement of intellectuals which began first in Europe and later in the American colonies. purpose was to reform society using reason, challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith, and advance knowledge through the scientific method. promoted scientific thought, skepticism and intellectual interchange.
  • Rules!

    I am enlightened finally!
  • U.N. Declaration of human rights 1948

    U.N. Declaration of human rights 1948
    A common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind.
  • United Nations

    The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation.
  • Yay for rights

    Finally we have rights!
  • Modern Democracies.

    Modern Democracies.
    Early revolutions for equality and abolition of slavery did not build a solid foundation for democracy by the 20'th century. first half of the 20th century saw the worst depravation and human rights abuses in human history. Three systems emerged from War, Nationalism, Economic Calamity, and class struggle. Communism, Militarism, and Fascism
  • political party

    An organization of people which seeks to achieve goals common to its members through the acquisition and exercise of political power.
  • Hurray!

    yay for modern democracies!