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Evolution of Democracy
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The Code of King Hammurabi - 1754 BC Laws of justice which Hammurabi, the wise king, esttablished ... Hammurabi, protecting the king am I.
King John I: Magna Carta - 1215 No bailiff for the future shall, upon his own unsupported complaint, put anyone to his law without credible witnesses brought for this purpose.
John Locke: Concerning Civil Government - 1689 The liberity of man in society is to be under no other legislative power but that established by consent in the commonwealth; nor under the dominion of any will or restraint of any law, but what that legislative shall enact according to the trust put in it.
Declaration Of The Rights Of Man - 1789 No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation. Liberity consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else.
Amendment XV to Constitution of the U.S. - 1870 The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, colour, or previous condition of servitude.
New Zealand: Election Act - 1893 The Electoral Act gave all women in New Zealand the right to vote.
U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 1948 The General Assembly Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance.
European Member States - 1951 The Union shall set itself the following objectives: Resolved to mark a new state in the process of European Communities. Recalling the historic importance of the ending of the division of the European continent and the need to create firm bases for the construction of the future Europe.
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