Evolution of Democracy

Timeline created by nkoscik
  • Jun 15, 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    It stated no single person can take the law into their own hands. If someone is suspected of breaking the law, they will be entitled to a fair judgment by people of the land. Lastly, it states that everyone in the land has a right to justice.
  • The Second Treatise of Civil Government

    The Second Treatise of Civil Government
    This states that a man’s right to freedom is not to be trumped by any power greater than him. That freedom is only restricted by certain laws put in place by the government.
  • The Code of King Hammurabi

    The Code of King Hammurabi
    The first thing it says is that the king is the head honcho; there is no need to question him. Next, it implements a system of justice that is designed to be fair: whatever you inflict on others will be inflicted on you, too. *This actually dates back to 1780 BCE.
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man

    The Declaration of the Rights of Man
    This law states that nobody is more powerful than the government that rules them. It also states that everyone has the right to freedom, as long as it doesn’t harm anyone or break any laws.
  • Amendment XV to Constitution of the U.S.

    Amendment XV to Constitution of the U.S.
    This law states that no matter where you stand on the social or racial scale, the U.S. government cannot deny a citizen the right to vote.
  • The New Zealand Election Act

    The New Zealand Election Act
    This law granted women the right to vote in New Zealand.
  • The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    It states that members of the European Union will teach their people about their rights.
  • The Treaty on European Union

    The Treaty on European Union
    It states that all countries part of the European Union will work together, under a main structure. Each country will also be
    expected to pull through with tasks assigned to them.