Evolution of Democracy

Events

The Code of King Hammurabi

1754 B.C.E

If a man were to attack another man, the attacker would have the same harm brought upon them, making all men equal

King John I: Magna Carta

1215

Every person has the right to a fair trial. No one will be withheld from rights or justice.

John Locke: Concerning Civil Government

1689

The liberty of a man shall never be threatened by the law except for what was established under consent in the commonwealth.

Declaration of the rights of man

1789

No person or group has the right to exercise authority on anyone, less it comes straight from the country itself.
Any man has the right to do whatever he pleases as long as it affects no one else.

Amendment XV to Constitution of the U.S

1870

Every U.S citizen has the right to vote regardless of race or colour

New Zealand Election Act

1893

The right for women's suffrage. The right for women to be able to vote.

U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948

Every person on the globe is entitled to their rights and freedoms, and nothing shall take that away.

European Member States

1993

For all the countries in the UN to work together, help each other, and protect each other.