Historical Democratic Events

Timeline created by talarida
  • Period:
    Feb 12, 1166


    This timeline includes important democratic events have occured in the past in countries all over the world.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    This event happened in England, King John was forced to sign a document which stated that he would have less power and allow England to form a powerful parliment.
  • The Great Revolution

    The Great Revolution
    Due to the english civil war, the monarch was removed temporarily instead of the parlimentation rule. When William of Orange wanted to take the throne, the Parliament quickly drafted a bill of rights limiting the power of the king.
  • The Quebec Act

    The Quebec Act
    This act wanted to make more effective provision for the government of the province of Quebec in North America. The act was able to make Quebec as a province a lot bigger adding new places to Quebec such as more Aboriginal territory south of the great lakes.
  • American Consitution

    American Consitution
    The people who found America wished to create a new democratic society and be fair. "No matter how rich you are, each man should only get one vote!"
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The French Revolution took place in France when Charles-Alexandre de Calonne proposed reforms designed to eliminate the budgit deficit by increasing the taxition of the privilaged classes.
  • England: Bill of Rights

    England: Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was passed in order to intitle the civil and political rights to every english Canadian citizen. Some examples of these are: freedom of speech and no cruel or unsual punishments.
  • The Great Reform Act

    The Great Reform Act
    The great reform act drew closure to "rotten boroughs"; the very small seats where MPS could buy their seat. It also extended the vote allowing a lot more people to vote but not quite everyone.
  • Britian: Second Reform Act

    Britian: Second Reform Act
    This act doubled the amount of men that can vote in Britain. Increasing the number up to two million male voters once the act passes; all male householders were given the opportunity to vote. There was also extra votes for those who had more than fifty pounds in savings.
  • 19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage

    19th Amendment: Women's Suffrage
    Under the leader President Woodraw Wilson, the U.S. consitution was giving women the right to vote. August 18th, 1920; Tenessee became the 36th state to allow women to vote and it became the nations 19th amendment.
  • U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    U.S. Civil Rights Movement
    This act was done by Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. This civil acts helped deal with political alienation that many people faced at that time; they put a stop to it.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    This was a very important event which abolished discrimination against people who were African (black) and it also abolished women racial segeration. This law was confirmed and signed by President Lyncon B. Johnson. It put a stop to unfair voting and schools and workplaces that only allowed white people or only men in them.
  • Bill of Rights

    Bill of Rights
    The Bill of Rights was amended to the U.S. consitution; they limit governemental power and protect basic rights and liberaties of individuals.
  • New Zealand: Women Given the Right to Vote

    New Zealand: Women Given the Right to Vote
    New Zealand was given the right to vote in 1893. New Zealand was the first country to give women their rights and allow them to vote. This inspired other countries to let the women in their nation vote and have the same rights that men do.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

    Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms act guarentees political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights to everyone in Canada; paying no attention to your financial status. The government is designed to support all Canadians and make sure that Canadians are unified around a set of principles that embody those rights.
  • Political Writings of Aristotle

    Political Writings of Aristotle
    Inspired by his tutor Plato, Aristotle wrote about different forms of government including democracy. He wasn't 100% committed to democracy, but when his writings were found, they were very helpful and had significant ideas of democracy.
    (The date provided is when his opinion about democracy was first found, Aristotle wrote his opinion way long ago in 3.2.2 B.C.).