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diana gudimenko

on 1 December 2015

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developments of democracy
Ancient Greece
The earliest democracy started in Athens, Greece
The people created democracy because the king had too much power
Ancient Rome
The Romans also supported democracy
They came up with the voting system that we still use to this day
Magna Carta
The Magna Carta was written on June 15, 1215 by a group of 13 century barons to protect there rights and property against the king
It was the first document that limited the limited the power of the king
English Civil War
War started from a conflict between parliament and king Charles 1
The English civil war was won by Oliver Cromwell who was fighting for democracy
Glorious Revolution
The events of the revolution were bloodless and the revolution settlement established the power of parliament over the crown
Led to the overthrow of King James II in 1688 and the establishment of William and Mary as monarchs
the magna carta is latin for "great charter"
royalist and parliament
The ruins of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, is a worldwide symbol of democracy
it was a bloodless revolution
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