History of Human Rights

By Hanizaz
  • Jan 1, 1111

    600-599 BCA

    600-599 BCA
    Born around 600-599 BCA as a shepherd into a poor family. Religion: Zoroastrianism. Not much is known about him but he some how became a great leader.
  • Jan 3, 1111

    Cicero and the Natural Law (

    Cicero and the Natural Law (
    Cicero was born on the 3rd of January in 106 BCA. When he was a senator, he and a bunch of others began to notice that people would subconciously follow certain rules. They called this the "Natural Law"
  • Sep 25, 1111

    25/9/539 BCA

    25/9/539 BCA
    Battle of Opis between Persia and Babylonia. Let him open a road to the capital. When Sippar surrendered, Cyrus was made king. He freed all of the slaves and was praised in the Tanakh for that and humanitarian qualities.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    King John and the Magna Carta

    King John and the Magna Carta
    King John of England was not so good at managing his country. He would tax his people heavily and they got angry. He also fought with the Pope about who would be the next Archbishop of Canterbury. The man who was supposed to be the next AOC invaded Londen and made King John sign the Magna Carta which would regulate the powers of the monarch. Because this document helped equalize the monarchy of Britain and it's people, it is like the Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Napoleon and the French Revolution.

    Napoleon and the French Revolution.
    Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica. He went to a military school and became a great commander. After the French Revolution, he declared himself Emporer of France. The French Revolution was caused by the overindulging of the nobles. Lots of inflation, very bad for the poor. For helping them, Napoleon became Emperor.
    The French monarchs took away a lot of the peasants' rights like the right to proper nutrition. Napoleon helped to restore these rights.
  • Napoleon's exile to Saint Helena

    Napoleon's exile to Saint Helena
    In 1774, Napoleon had was jailed for military failure in 1774. He also killed a revolutionary mob. The worst was the Battle of Waterloo and he was exiled. He later died of stomach cancer/arsenic poisoning.
  • Mahatma Ghandi and the Salt March

    Mahatma Ghandi and the Salt March
    Monhadas Karamchand Ghandi was born in Bombay in 1869. He had difficulties in school and was married at 13 had 4 sons. At 19, he studied law in London. However, he was to shy to talk in court and was not the best lawyer.
    He was a supporter of non-violent protests and suggested these tactics to free India of the British.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and the UN.

    Eleanor Roosevelt and the UN.
    Eleanor Roosevelt was the the First Lady of Franklin D. Roosevelt. She was very supportive of her husband but didn't like politics. After her husband died, she was chosen as a delegate for the newly formed United Nations. During her time there, she helped to write the United Declaration Of Human Rights which contains 30 basic human rights that apply to everyone. However, in most countries, it is not backed up by the law which restricts it a lot.
  • Hitler and World War 2

    Hitler and World War 2
    Born 1889 in AUSTRIA, Adolf Hitler had an unhappy childhood (got beaten). He wanted to be an artist but failed in college and fell into poverty. Started getting angry with Jews because people blamed immigrants (the Jews) for taking away jobs and because they were mostly bankers
    He became leader of the Nazi party and Germany.Continuing on his campaign against Jews, he arrested many and sent them to concentration camps to be gassed or worked to death. 6 million Jews died in those camps.
  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela
    Born in 1918 Nelson Mandela came from a traditional African village. He went to college in 1939 and in 1943, joined the African National Congress. Apartheid (supported racism) was implemented.
  • Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights

    Martin Luther King and the American Civil Rights
    Martin L. King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, African-Americans in America were being seriously discriminated. Public services were segregated and some colleges did not allow black people to enter.
  • The Salt March

    The Salt March
    On of the unfair laws from the British forbade Indians to get their own salt, forcing them to buy their salt from the British which was expensive. The British made a huge profit while the poorer Indians suffered. In 1930, Ghandhi suggested going to the shores of India to collect their own salt from the sea in protest of the Salt Tax. The British were angry but the Indians were hopeful and happy that they could defy the British.
  • Hitler's death

    Hitler's death
    On the 30th of April, Hitler commited suicide as the Nazi party lost World War 2. There had been an immense amount of human rights abusment in the war and it was a relief to have it all end. Rights like the right to move where ever you wanted and the rights to express your thoughts, and religion had been suppressed and it would be a while to rebuild them.
  • Assassination of Mahatma Ghandhi

    Assassination of Mahatma Ghandhi
    In 1948, Ghandhi was assassinated by an extremist who was arrested afterwards. Ghandhi's remains were cremated and placed in different parts of India.
    Ghandi's work is linked to Human Rights because, not only did he fight FOR them but he insisted on doing it in a peaceful way. His ways have influenced other speakers for Human Rights like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela
  • Montgommery Boycott

    Montgommery Boycott
    In 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested because she refused to give her bus seat to a Caucasian man. MLK had an idea of a non-violent protest where the African-American community would avoid using the buses. Because they made up 75% of the passengers, this protest forced the bus drivers to take the segregation off their buses. It also helped them to gain global awareness and sympathy.
  • Banning on the ANC

    Banning on the ANC
    In 1960, there were a lot of protests police shot them and banned the ANC. Went the Algeria, came back, was arrested, ran away, got arrested again. When he came back, he was made president of ANC. A lot of changes had been made in the favor of the South Africans (possibly because of MLK.)
  • March for Freedom

    March for Freedom
    In 1963, 250,000 protesters marched to Washington to protest about the equality in their jobs and services. There, MLK gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
  • MLK's death

    MLK's death
    In 1968, MLK went to Memphis, Tennesse in support of the black sanitary public works employees. While he was standing on his balcony, an assassin shot him and King died from his wounds. He was only 39. His work is important to human rights because he helped to restore them to the African-Americans who could not express their thoughts and ideas, follow whatever education/career they wanted and were considered less than the white americans. MLK is an inspiration to those who are unfairly treated.
  • President of South Africa

    President of South Africa
    In 1994, the first multi-racial elections took place and Nelson Mandela was elected as the first black president of South Africa. He retired in 1999 but continues his work to improve living standards. Nelson Mandela and his work are linked to human rights because he helped to stand up for the equality of South Africans and their rights.