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Evolution of Democracy
Transcript of Evolution of Democracy
By: Aaminah Razick
The Code of King Hammurabi is an Ancient Mesopotamian code of law, and was published in 1754 BC. The code has two main themes: the 'true power" of Hammurabi and the "eye for an eye" mentality that all harm shall be payed back to the harm-doer.
The Code of King Hammurabi
The Magna Carta was a charter made between King John of England and a grop of rebel barons. Part of the charter states that law enforcer can convict a person without a separate witness and that no one shall be imprisoned or hurt unless it is for the sake of the law. The law must not be biased in the way of money.
The Magna Carta- 1215
John Locke wrote and anonymously published a work in 1689 regarding Civil Government and many other matters. He states that man was not made to be ruled by a higher, supernatural power (such as God) nor shall man be ruled by another man. He also states that man should not be under any power unless it is consented, and he should have trust in the government.
John Locke Concerning Civil Government- 1689
The Declaration of the Rights of the Man and of the Citizen was published in 1789, at the time of the French Revolution. Part of it states that no one should have authority if the rest of the nation does not agree. It also states that any one has the liberty to do what they want as long as it does not harm anyone else.
Declaration of the Rights of the Man- 1789
The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The Fifteenth Amendment is the declaration of any person's right to vote disregarding their race, colour or previous services (slavery)
New Zealand Election Act- 1893
The New Zealand Election Act officialy allowed both Maori and Pakeha women to vote
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights- 1948
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares the universal right to educate promote respect to all humans and respect everybody's rights and freedom
European Member States- 1952
The European Member States state a new united European State to create resiliency through Europe and to maintain peace together.