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Development of Democracy
Transcript of Development of Democracy
Allowed Roman Catholics to run for office 1776: American Revolution
Democracy in US 1838: Durham Report Written by Lord Durham
Two Colonies in one assembly
Represented by population
Responsible government accountable to the people 1864: George Brown states three main elements of the original union Democracy with monarchy at top (indpendent but different than American)
Federal and Provincial governments
Lower (House of Commons) Elected by population
Distributed by representation by population Upper (Senate) Appointed 1867: British North American Act signed Federal Government
Could cancel provincial laws if felt unfair Provincial Government Education
Health 1919: Treaty of Versailles Canada signed as an independent nation ruled by Canadians and not Britain 1930: Great Depression Government realized it needed to provide for and protect all citizens
Abandoned laissez faire and started giving out financial aid 1960: Civil Rights Movement African-Americans into political mainstream
A group of people now with rights and power
1960: Feminist Movement Empowered women throughout world NOW: Technological Revolution People are more connected with rest of world
Media affects how leaders are seen and how governments communicate with their people 1931: Statute of Westminister signed Canada joined British Commonwealth
Established legislative equality in Canada 1982: Repatriation
Under PM Trudeau gov't
We can now change our own constitution Patriate: To bring government and decision-making powers under control of the people of a specific region or nation Late 1700s: French Revolution Democracy in France By Aashna, February 23 2011