Government Project

Timeline created by amyriq01
  • Jul 15, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carter is a charter of rights agreed by King John of England. It was one of the first documents that made a king subject to law.
  • Petition of Right

    Petition of Right is English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of subject.
  • English Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights lays out the rights of all citizens in the United States.
  • Period:
    -500 BCE
    -476 BCE

    Ancient Roman Empire

    The Ancient Roman Empire was the beginning of representative government. Rome was originally ruled by kings, but changed to a democracy.
  • Period:
    -8 BCE
    -146 BCE

    Ancient Greece

    In Ancient Greece the Greeks established the Assembly, a body of citizens, that made decisions and voted on issues that affected everyone.
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    The Iroquois are a historically powerful northeast Native American confederacy
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    John Locke

    John Locke was an English professor and in 689 CE, he published a book about natural rights.
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    Montesquieu thought that power must be divided in government to prevent one part from becoming too powerful.
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    Thomas Paine

    Thomas Paine was an English American writer whose writings influenced the American Revolution