Evolution of Democracy

Timeline created by tardykestrel1
  • Ancient Greece

    Ancient Greece
    700- 350 BC
    Athenian democracy developed in the city of Athens. They used a direct democracy, where they didnt elect repersentatives. Public opinion was often influenced by political satires (literature) preformed by comic poets.
    Citizen: a person who legally belongs in/ lives in a country
  • Ancient Rome

    Ancient Rome
    25 BC
    Government here was a mix of democracy and oligarchy. The king was elected by people. Could of had near absolute power but maybe he only had very little power. Roman republic had public elections for candidates of the area. Roman Senate was an Oligarchy leader who acted as an advisary body.
    Plebian: a commoner in Ancient Rome.
    Patrician: a noble man or aristcrat.
  • Absolute Monarchy

    Absolute Monarchy
    1638-1715
    Monarch takes rulem over the land. Louis XIV of france ruled with a monarchy, however he did put the peoples thoughts first. Reigned for a good amount of time with a successful total Monarchy. Made laws and followed them.
    Devine Rights of Kings: the monarchy has no Earthly authority, dealing with the kings rights and gods wills.
  • magna Carta/Parliamentary Democracy

    magna Carta/Parliamentary Democracy
    Just like a giant democratic area, parliament is the leader and the elected representatives are leaders for certian areas. Canadahas this democracy. Could be counted as monarchy because of Parliament being head.
    Magna Carta: a document meantg to limit kings powers for laws and rights.
    Parliament: a body having legislative powers within a state.
  • American Revolution

    American Revolution
    Ending the revolutionary war caused democracy to take an upheval. The title His Exellency and alike were disbanned now. Soldiers got even pays and the democracy let americans choose what they wanted to do next. The democracy took away the oligarchy in Pennsylvania.
    Constitution: a document for a country stating basic laws that the country is governed.
  • French Revolution

    French Revolution
    The revolution brought democratic ideas to hand but it never became a true democracy. However, power of Kings and privileged groups could stay. They lost ther power and couldnt ignore equality or liberty.
    Guillotine: a machine to carry out exicutions; has a falling blade to behead people.
  • WWI and WWII

    WWI and WWII
    In world war two, Hitler held a democracy (kind of) over his people. However he was implementing demorcatic ideas to his people. Democracy was present when the US and others tried to see what the war could do by having a leader and them taking ideas.
    Nationalism: to want to be/ achieve politial independence
  • Communism (USSR)

    Communism (USSR)
    Communism is democratic. Both of them get equality in many things. Communism doesnt allow religions but democracy does. With descrimination all members are equal in communism when in democracy one choice is made, but yet chosen by others.
    Fascism: a movement or order that favors dictatoral government
  • Declaration of Human Rights

    Declaration of Human Rights
    Democracy can provide the perfect environment for protection and saftey. Thus it is also perfect for the Declaration of human rights. The declaration states that all human under the rights should be treated equally and have a freedom of expression. Democracy lets all people under that rule have the freedom to state their own opinions or make their own choices.
    United Nations: the orginization of several states in 1945 to promote international security and peace.
  • Modern Democracy

    Modern Democracy
    A modern democracy (in our way) was born in greece. It did not grow and flourish in greece because of how poor they were. In order for true peace to be formed, new things (like religon and races) have to be induced into it to show results. Christianity was induced and it showed that us humans can work together even if we dont always have the same religon.
    Political Party: groups of people that can be voted to gain political power.