10 Major Historical Events from 1750-1918

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In History
  • American Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence
    Click Here for More Info The Declaration of Independance is signed, officially proclaiming the 13 Colonies as an independant nation free of Great Britian. The document began the first of many revolutions of the time period.
  • The Frech Revolution

    The Frech Revolution
    Click Here for More Info Revolution in France that began due to very poor economic conditions caused by the frivility of nobles and the government. The working class grew tired of conditions and the revolt began to sieze power. It was significant because it was the first European revolution that installed a system of government other than a monarchy or dictatorship.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte Overthrows the Directory

    Napoleon Bonaparte Overthrows the Directory
    Click Here For More Info Napoleon seizes power in France due to instability. He is later appointed First Consul, giving him unlimited power. He leads the French on a military campaign that threeatens Europe, but his army suffers massive casualties when invading Russia, and the falls apart before he can take all of mainland Europe.
  • California Gold Rush

    California Gold Rush
    Click Here for More Info Gold is discovered in California. People form all overe the contry flood into California, followed by people form all over the world. It brought many people to America looking for money, and started the settelement of the west.
  • American Civil War

    American Civil War
    Click Here for More Info Fought over the right to succeed from the Union and over the right of slavery. Won by the North over the South, rejoining the two into a slavery-free country. While slavery was banned, problems still lingered into the 1900's of racism, culminating in the Civil Rights Movement and the first free, equal, and democratic nation.
  • Invention of the Telephone

    Invention of the Telephone
    Click Here for More Info Alexander Graham Bell sucessfully tests the telephone with his assistant. It revolutionizes communication due to it ease of use and more efficient to use than the telegram or previous methods of communication.
  • Invention of the Electric Light Bulb

    Invention of the Electric Light Bulb
    Click Here for More Info Thomas Edison officially creates the first pratical electrically powered light bulb. This changed the world because it now allows for industrial processes to continue into the night due to the greater amount of light output compared to a candle. Workers can now work anytime of day.
  • First Powered Flight

    First Powered Flight
    Click Here for More Info The first time in hstory that a machine is made that powers itself for flying. Orville and Wilbur Wright successfully started a major revolution in flying technologhy that was to affect the way we move.
  • Assassination of Archduke Fedinand

    Assassination of Archduke Fedinand
    Click Here for More Info Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austro-Hungary is assassinated by Galvrio Princip of Serbia, causing the first World War, the greatest war the world had seen at that time. The assassination was not the only cause, but was the final straw before the first truly modern war.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    Click Here for More Info Series of revolts against the governement of Russia. The Febuary Rvolution was the seizing of St, Pertersburg and the outsing of Czar Nicholas. He was replacecd by an innefective temporary government. Vladmir Lenin started the October revolution to seize power for the Bolsheviks. The Menshiviks and the Bolseviks then fought, with the Bolsheviks winning, establishing communism.