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Democracy Time Line
Transcript of Democracy Time Line
Significance/who is included: The Charter made certain rights to Canadian citizens. The Charter was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on April 17, 1982 along with the rest of the Act.
Where: Palais de Chaillot, Paris
Significance/who is included: The Declaration came from the experience of the WWII and represents the first global expression of Human Rights.
Significance/who is included: This bill was passed by Robert Borden, aiming the Liberals to join the Conservatives in the formation of the Canadian Unionist government. While the bill was an attempt to get more votes for the government, it was also the first act giving women the vote in federal elections.
Where: United Kingdom
Significance/who is included: The act made legislative equality for the self-governing Dominions of the British Empire with the United Kingdom,. The Statute of Westminster's relevance today sets the basis for the continuing relationship between the Commonwealth realms and the Crown
Where: Quebec, Canada
Significance/who is included: Thérèse Casgrain campaigned to get women in Quebec the right to vote in provincial elections. The legislation finally passed on a spring day in 1940, marking a new era for the women of Quebec.
Significance/who is included: John Diefenbaker gave non-enfranchised Aboriginals the right to vote in federal elections.
The Birth Of Democracy
The Magna Carta
Significance/who is included: The Magna Carta limited the power of King John, It required the king to renounce certain rights and to accept that the will of the king could be bound by law. The Magna Carta was the first step in a long historical process leading to the rule of constitutional law.
Where: Ancient Greece
Significance/who is included: All Athenian citizens (men who owned land) are granted equal say in the senate. Each man is given one vote regarding major decisions affecting the community
Where: Great Britain
Significance/who is included: The continental congress announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. They formed a new union called the United States of America.
Significance/who is included: The Americans were looking to revolt against England.The French Revolution changed the entire way France is run. The powers were giving to the people not just the King and Queen.
Significance/who is included: President Lincoln set free all the black slaves in states. Though it was strictly beyond Lincoln's powers, the declaration turned the war into a crusade against slavery.
British North America Act
Significance/who is included: The Act created a federal dominion and defined the Government of Canada, including its federal structure, the House of Commons, the Senate, the justice system, and the taxation system.
Wartime Elections Act
Statue of Westminister
Thérèse Casgrain helps women
get the right to vote
Significance/who is included: The first Prime Minister of India and a Indian politics. He emerged as the leader of the Indian Independence Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi.
becomes Prime Minister of India
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Natives are granted the
right to vote
Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Where: Berlin, Germany
Significance/who is included: The East and West Germany were separated for years by the Berlin wall. The wall fell down showing that Germany was reunited and that a wall was not needed to separate the people any longer.
Nelson Mandela elected
President of South Africa
Where: South Africa
Significance/who is included: A South African politician who served as President of South Africa. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election. His government focused on institutionalised racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.