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Important Events in the Evolution of Democracy
Transcript of Important Events in the Evolution of Democracy
Timeline Code Of King Hammurabi 1772 BC
The Code consists of 282 laws, with scaled punishments, adjusting "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" as graded depending on social status, of slave versus free man Citizens are guaranteed the right to membership in the assembly, freedom of speech, and equality before the law. The birth of Democracy-Athens, Greece 508 BCE The charter required King john of England to proclaim certain liberties and accept that his will was not arbitrary, for example by explicitly accepting that no "freeman" could be punished except through the law of the land, a right which is still in existence today. King John signs the magna carta 1215 The Iroquois confederacy of five (later six) nations is founded, practicing decision making by consensus (agreement). Iroquois confederacy of 5 nations 1350 was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire United states declaration of independence July 4, 1776 introduces Declaration of the Rights of man, emphasizing liberty, equality, and fraternity. The French Revolution 1789-1794 Mahatma Gandhi begins passive resistance campaign to win India's independence from Britain. India-Mahatma Gandhi peaceful protest 1919 United Nations issues the Universal Declaration of human rights, defining basic rights that all people should have. United Nations- Universal Declaration of human rights 1948 Russia-becomes more democratic 1978 Quebec Canada- first referendum on sovereignty
1980 It forms the first part of the constitution act. The Charter guarantees certain political rights to Canadian citizens and civil rights of everyone in Canada from the policies and actions of all areas and levels of government. Canadian charter of rights and freedoms April 17, 1982 The fall of the Berlin wall 1989 Asian-style democracies established in many country's in the area. Pacific Asian style Democracy 1990 Democracy is established after a long fight against apartheid, a policy that prevented Black citizens from voting. Apartheid abolished in south Africa 1994 THE END The two parts of the city were divided in 1961 with the Berlin Wall. When the Berlin Wall was opened on November 9, 1989 it marked for many the symbolic end of that war.