origins of canadian government timeline

  • 1600 BCE

    The Divine Right of Kings

    The Divine Right of Kings
    The Divine Right of Kings is the idea that the monarch was given power and authority from god.
    The Divine Right of Kings influenced Canada because Canada has a monarch that rules as they see fit.
  • 507 BCE

    Democracy in Ancient Greece

    Democracy in Ancient Greece
    Ancient Greece was the first people to have a democracy. The word democracy comes from the Ancient Greeks. The Greek word dêmos means people, and the Greek word Krátos means power. And this means people power or power of the people. The Democracy in Ancient Greece influenced Canada by introducing Democracy.
  • 31 BCE

    The Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire
    The Roman Empire extended throughout three continents, Asia, Northern Africa and most of Europe. The Roman Empire was known for military, political and social institutions. Romans influenced Canadian law through pluralism. The Canadian criminal common and civil laws were influenced by The Roman Empire.
  • Jun 15, 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    The Magna Carta was a document that was put into that the king and his government is not above the law. It was made so that the king couldn't exploit his power. The Magna Carta influenced Canadian law by forbidding illegal imprisonment, and it needed a fair justice system that followed the law.
  • 1451

    Iroquois confederacy

    Iroquois confederacy
    the Iroquois confederacy was five Indian tribes across upper New York they played a strategic role in the struggle for the French and British supremacy in north America. the Iroquois Confederacy influenced Canada by having a treaty relationship with the crown.
  • Thomas Hobbes

    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes was a political Philosopher who justified wide-ranging government powers on the basis of the self-interested consent of citizens Thomas Hobbes influenced Canada by believing that a government with a king was the best form of government.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was known for founding a school and contributed to the making of liberalism. John Locke influenced Canada because the fathers of human rights were John Locks disciples.
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution
    The French Revolution was a major social disruption that began in 1787 and ended in 1799 it influenced Canada by solidifying British rule over Canada and the creation of upper Canada.
  • the British parliament

    the British parliament
    the British parliament checks and challenges the work of the government. they also make and change laws. and approve government spending. the British parliament influenced Canada because The British North America Act, 1867, was passed by the British Parliament on March 29.The Confederation of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec created the dominion of Canada
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
    The Great Depression was an economic shock that affects most countries. it was a major fall in stock prices that led to a crash in the stock markets and a depression. The Great Depression influenced Canada because Canada was one of the most affected countries by the depression. people were laid off of there jobs really fast and stuff was no longer sold.