Human Rights

  • 3000 BCE

    ancient egypt

    ancient egypt
    if you were not with the right people you were treated very poorly
  • 539 BCE

    cyrus conquers babylon

    cyrus conquers babylon
    Cyrus announced that all slaves were free to go, and people were free to choose their religion
  • 479 BCE

    democracy in athens

    democracy in athens
    the idea of human rights spread to Greece
  • 30

    jesus preaches virtues

    jesus preaches virtues
    Natural law kept getting trampled on by those in power
  • 272

    edicts of ashoka

    edicts of ashoka
    The Edicts are a collection of more than thirty inscriptions on pillars, boulders, and cave walls
  • 622

    Constitution of medina

    Constitution of medina
    The constitution is the most significant document that survived from the time of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • 1215

    Magna Carta

    it was until a thousand years later, where England finally get a king to agree that no one can overrule the human rights.
  • Petition of Rights

    Peoples right were finally recognised and an English constitutional document was created, setting out specific individual protections against the state
  • British bill of rights

    Human rights were finally recognised and people were safe from those in power.
  • The enlightenment sweeps Europe

    The Enlightenment brought secular thought to Europe and reshaped the ways people understood issues such as liberty, equality, and individual rights.
  • Portugal abolishes slavery

    Portugal proudly claims to be one of the first countries to abolish slavery following a 1761 decree.
  • America declares independence

    The declaration of independence let people have certain Inalienable Rights including Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. All Men are created equal. Individuals have a civic duty to defend these rights for themselves and others.
  • American Revolution

    The American Revolution was an epic political and military struggle waged when 13 of Britain's North American colonies rejected its imperial rule.
  • French Revolution

    The French immediately followed America with their own revolution for their own rights, with their list being even longer.
  • Napoleon invades Europe

    Napoleon decided to overthrow the new french democracy and crown himself emperor of the world, he almost succeeded but the countries of the Europe join forces and defeated him.
  • Mahatma Gandhi leads India protest

    Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi begins a defiant march to the sea in protest of the British monopoly on salt, his boldest act of civil disobedience yet against British rule in India.
  • World War II

    World War ii eurrupted and Hilter exterminated half the Jewish population.