Direct democracy: the power was in the hands of citizens without representatives. Monarchy: form of government where the power is in the hands of a single person.
Natural laws: discoveries through reason and intelligence.
Direct democracy and natural laws had a great impact on democracy because the power was in the hands of the people and Greeks were the first to creat three branches of government(Legislative, Executive and Judicial).
Republic: form of government where the power is in the hands of citizens who have the right to elect leaders and representatives.
Senate: The supreme governing body, originally consisting only of aristocrats.
Rome had a significant impact on democracy by developing its written legal code which was practised equally and impartially to all citizens. Rome kept the Greece’s notion of democracy and to hand down democratic culture to civilations ahead.
Renaissance: the renewed interest in classical culture which consisted in the restoration of old monuments and works of art.
Reformation: a religious reform movement developing the first Christian Churches that rejected the pope’s authority.
The Renaissance and the Reformation focused heavily on the importance of the individual. This concept would become an important part in the democratic revolutions ahead as well as the rise of political freedom in modern times.
England’s Glorious Revolution and the bill of rights caused a significant impact. English citizens were guaranteed rule of law, parliamentary government, individual freedom and a constitutional monarchy.
In conclusion, I think that the most important stage of the development of democracy was the “Development of democracy in England” because human rights were more respected. Thanks to Magna Carta human rights were defended and injustice disappeared with its clauses. For example, innocent people weren’t sent to prison without evidence and without going before to the court of law.
This age was also important because Parliament became stronger and limited the power of the monarchy. In addition, the period of the Glorious Revolution was significantly important. Here the Parliament limited the power of the monarchs. There was also the development of the constitutional monarchy that resticted the power of the ruler by giving laws.