EVOLUTION OF DEMOCRACY

Events

King John signs the Magna Carta

1215

The Iroquois Confederacy was founded

1350

Civil government was created (John Locke)

1690

Declaration of Independence: "all men are equal"

1776

Section 91 (24) of the Constitutional Act was established

1867

gives the federal government legislative jurisdiction over "Indians and lands reserved for the Indians"

Citizens of the United states were granted the right to vote

1870

All women in New Zealand were given the right to vote

1893

Women first gained the right to vote in Manitoba

1916

Women gained the right to vote in Québec

1918

The Creation of Canadian Citzenship

1947

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was issued

1948

Inuit gained the right to vote

1950

First Nations people were granted the right to vote

1960

The Constitutional Acts was reenstated

1982

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is added to Canada's Constititution

1982

All Canadian citizens were granted the right to vote

1982

People with mental disabilities have the right to vote

1993