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ISS RLW Chapter 2.1-2.2

My presentation on the subject 'democracy'
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cornelia de wolf

on 9 October 2014

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Transcript of ISS RLW Chapter 2.1-2.2

Table of contents
- History of democracy
- Democracy in The Netherlands
500 B.C
Athens, Greece
Direct democracy
The People
Initiatives
voting
Executives
History of Democracy
Roman Empire
50 B.C - 500 AD
Gerrymandering
High officials
Citizens
Senate
Middle Ages
500 - 1500 AD
Oligarchy
Leaders
The elite
Enlightenment
18th and 19th Century

Corsican republic
1755
United States
1788
France
1789
1830 - 1870
Many European countries
Including The Netherlands
Development
of the Dutch Democracy
Presidential democracy
The people
President
Government
Decision making
Parliamentary democracy
The people
Parliament
(prime) minister
Decision making
Current Democracy in The Netherlands
The people
Different parties
The King
Cabinet
Ministers
Parliament
Senate
States-General
Decisions
proposals
The King: signs new laws and amendments
Council of State
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(dividing the empire into districts in order to give unfair advantage to preferred parties or districts)
1773: Boston Tea Party
1775: American Revolutionary War
French Republicans supported BTP
1st French Republic in 1789
in 1958: 5th French Republic
(House of Representatives)
Ceremonial
Position
Chapter 2.2
1581-1795
Dutch Republic
1795-1813
French occupation
'Batavian Republic'
1813-1840
Constitutional Monarchy
King William of Orange I
1848-until now
Constitutional Democratic
Government with a
Figurehead Monarch
1917 & 1919
Revised constitution
and
Equal voting rights
for men and women
'universal suffrage'
Aletta Jacobs
Thorbecke: major role in
constitution of 1848
Constitution provided
the country with:
electoral participation,
national judges, taxes
and education
1983
Revised constitution for the
needs of a Modern Society
http://www.schooltv.nl/beeldbank/clip/20090706_grondwet01
Thorbecke and the Constitution
1840-1849
King William
of Orange II
1849-1890
King William
of Orange III
1890-1948
Queen-regent Emma
(1901) Queen Wilhelmina
1948-2013
Queen Beatrix
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