Democratic History Timeline Lauren Wilson

  • Jan 1, 1215

    King John the First: Magna Carta

    In 1215 AD, King John signed the Magna Carta that explained that no innocent man shall be arrested, harmed or exiled, nothing can or will happen to him without lawful judgement of his peers or lands
  • John Locke Concerning Civil Government

    John Locke's views are that every man is free and is not governed by another man. That free men have the right to exercise their own freedom.
  • The Code of King Hammurabi

    In 1700 BC, King Hammurabi thought his words of law were well considered, that he was a protecting king, and there was no one wiser than he. Example of his law logic: if he break another man's bone, his bone shall be broken.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Approved by National Assembly of France, all rights and freedoms are in the nation itself. No one my try to use any authority that isn't directly from the nation. Freedom is the will to do whatever without causing harm, no one has limits, yet limits can be set by the laws.
  • Amendment XV to Constitution of U.S.

    Amendment 15 in the U.S. constitution stated that the citizens of the United States will not be denied the right to vote because of race, colour, or previous slavery status.
  • New Zealand Election Act

    Introduced by Richard Seddon, the Electoral Bill gave all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared that all human rights shall be remembered and passed on to promote respect for human rights and freedoms within societies.
  • European Member States

    The union of European Nations set the follwoing goals: ending the divide of the European Continent, confirming the dedications to liberty, democracy, human rights and fundamental freedom, and wanting to better the democratic and efficient execution of the tasks give unto them.