Human Rights History

  • Jan 1, 1001

    Romans Natural Law

    Romans Natural Law
    Natural law is something that tells you between good and bad.
    Senator Marcus Tullius Cicero added more laws to the Roman laws because he thought some of them were unfair.
  • Jan 1, 1001


    After awhile he and some other child labourers ran away to attend the freedom day celebration by the BLLF (Bonded Labour Liberation Front) and they learnt that they had rights.
  • Jan 1, 1025

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    King John was king of England.
    Another King planned to take England and King John lost most of his land.
    1025. He quarreled with the pope about who should be the Arch Bishop
    King John signed a document for Human Rights.
  • Napoleon & French Revolution

    Napoleon & French Revolution
    Born on 15 August 1769. He was made comander of the French army.
    He gave himself to the British and was imprisoned.
    He died of stomach cancer.
    He took away some of the Human Rights from people.
    He started the French Revolution
  • Mahatma Ghandi

    Mahatma Ghandi
    He was from India. He was born 2 september 1869.
    He went to London to study to be a lawyer and after passing the exam he came back home.
    In 1947/1957 he was shot dead.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt & The UN

    Eleanor Roosevelt & The UN
    She was born October 11 1884.
    She was first lady to be the president.
    She was the first chairman for the U.N.
    She died at the age of 78.
    She created the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
    The document has 30 human rights which applies to EVERYBODY.
  • Adolf Hitler

    Adolf Hitler
    Born 1889 in Austria and described his child hood as sorrow.
    He wanted to be a artist but failed his test.
    He started to get angry at the jews. He survived the war against Russia.
    He blamed the jews for the lost of the German economy and decided to kill them.
    The world then realized it was wrong and signed the Human Rights Declaration.
  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela
    He was the first black President in South Africa.
    Only 25% of Africa was white but they held a lot of power.
    He was born 1918. 1943 he joined the ANC.
    1960 people started complaining about the pass law.
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    Born in 1929 and died in 4th April 1968.
    In 1957, he was elected President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
    He wrote 5 books.
    He got shot while he was standing on a balcony of his motel.
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    Human Rights History

    The history of Human Rights, what happened and who helped?