The History Democracy

  • Period: 700 BCE to 350 BCE

    Athenian Democracy

    From 700 BCE to 350 BCE
    The system had three brances
    - Ekklesia
    - Boule
    - Dikasteria To be a citizen you had to
    - Be male
    - Be over 18
    - Be born in Greece
    - Have parents that were both vorn in Greece
    - Own land
  • Period: 509 BCE to 27 BCE

    Roman Empire

    From 509 BCE to 27 BCE
    - Rome was declared a republic in 509 BCE because the king was sent away
    - Rome and Greece were never the democracy we know today
    - All the power laid in the hands of the upper class - The Particians -
    - The upper class ruled over the lower class - The Plebs -
    - Plebes rebelled and won more rights including
    there being a “written law”
    - Plebes helped create a new democratic institution
    called the Senate
    - Only particians could be senators but anyone had a say
  • 27 BCE

    Rome Falling

    During 27 BCE
    - The Roman empire fell as well as the republic
    - When Rome fell democracy dissapered from the world
    - During the middle ages most countries were run by Kings/ Queens
    - The power was passed down through the family
    - This was done through the divine right of kings
    - To go against them was sinful
  • Apr 26, 1215

    Magna Carta

    • King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta
    • Outlined provisions were the power of the King / Queen would be restricted and the rights of citizens would then be safeguarded The King could not
    • Steal firewood
    • Force a widow to re-marry
    • Force knights to pay money for holidays
    • Confiscate horses and / or carts
    • Force villagers tobuild bridges over rivers Why was this significant?
    • The king could no longer do What he wanted When he wanted without restrictions
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    American Revolution

    • Created the first true democracy
    • Americans could vote
    • No one branch of the government could have to much power
    • If one branch tried to aabuse it's power the other two could lay the smackdown on the abuser
  • Provisions for Slaves

    • While creating its Constitution in 1787, the US made provisions for slaves.
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    French revolution

    • Was rooted in the spirit of democracy
    • The middle class of france revolted and over threw King Louis XVI and Queen Mary Antoinette (Both sent to the Guillotine)
    • In the end those who championed liberty were corrupted Leaders used the guillotine when they could to thin out the compitition
    • Power fell to Napoleon who used it to try to take over all of Europe
  • American women got to vote

    • 19th amendment was passed by the US congress on this day
    • Was not ratified until August 18th 1920
  • Adolf Hitler

    • In the 1920s a young ex army corporal and former homeless Austrian found his voice and a following of people in the wartorn and economically crippled country of Germany
    • He spewed racial hatred against the Jews and the Communists and said that he would reverse the effects of the Treaty of Versailles
    • With total power Hitle started world war two with all of his anti-Jewish shenanigans
  • Benito Mussolini

    • Formed a facist government in Italy
    • Used brute strength and his Black shirts to keep order
    • Inspired a young Austrian boy named Adolf Hitler
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    Joeseph Stalin

    • Became dictator in 1929 after a 5 year power stroke that occured after Vladamir Lenin died of a stroke on January 21st 1924
    • Stalin killed 20 - 30 million people through purges, starvation, the KGB, and the Gulag
    • Stalin caused the cold war which lasted until the 90s
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    Hitler In World War Two

    • Hitler killed 55 million people, 6 million Jews, and 5 million "enemies of the state"
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    United Nations

    • Created the declaration of human rights in 1948
    • Pledged that humans had the right to live and work without abuse from the government
    • saide that all people are "Born free and equal, and that all have the right to life, liberty and the security of person"
    • However human rights are still abused all around the world
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    Cold War

    • Cold war begins because of Joseph Stalins shenanigans
    • Cold war ends with the dissolution of the Soviet Union