The Development of Liberalism

Events

Ancient Greek Democracy

594 B.C. - 322 B.C.

Often thought of as the first democracy. 12% of the people belonging to Athens were allowed to be a part of the democratic-decisions; this 12% including only men. A direct democracy with 40 or more governing meetings a year. Citizens had the right to vote on public policy, but not on who would bring about the policies.

Magna Carta

1215

Haudenosaunee Confederacy

1400 - 1776

Renaissance

1450 - 1600

Reformation

1517 - 1648

The Enlightenment

1650 - 1800

Industrial Revolution

1750 - 1900

American Revolution

1776 - 1783

French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Changes to class system

1800 - 1900