Major Historical Events In The 19th Century

Timeline created by chubman1845
In History
  • Railroads

    Railroads
    Used to expand empires; prominent in U.S., Europe (especially England), and Africa.
    INDUSTRIALISM, NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM, TRADE
  • Migrations

    Migrations
    Migrations from Euorope to North/ South America. "Better life". 1800-1920.
    NATIONALISM
  • Steamships

    Steamships
    Steamships expanded territories, faster travel, travel across Pacific. 1800s.
    COLONIALISM, INDUSTRIALISM, TRADE
  • Hawaii

    Hawaii
    Hawaii began to have contact with europeans like the russians, french and british. In 1875 they singed a treaty with america that would see them become part of the US.
    NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM, TRADE
  • Wars of New Zealand

    Wars of New Zealand
    The british wanted to colonize New Zealand, the natives didn't want them too. Guess who won? Correct, The Brits.
    COLONIALISM
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War
    Mexico and America fought over territories in the South-West. US won a lot of land.
    COLONIALISM, NATIONALISM
  • Australian Penal Colonies

    Australian Penal Colonies
    The Brtish sent approximatley 165,000 prisoners to this newly discovered continent because its about the least hospitable place ever.
    COLONIALISM
  • British In India

    British In India
    British control of India, 1700s/ 1800s, East India Company, British influences.
    COLONIALISM
  • Ottoman Empire Decline

    Ottoman Empire Decline
    Ottoman Empire declines in power and loses control over many territories.
    NATIIONALISM,
  • Commodore Matthew Perry

    Commodore Matthew Perry
    Forced Japan to trade/ industrialize. Americans more advanced; gunboat diplomacy. 1853.
    INDUSTRIALISM, TRADE
  • Crimean War

    Crimean War
    Excessively blood conflict involvin almost every major european power participating. Ottomans win but everyone loses many men.
    NATIONALISM
  • William Walker

    William Walker
    Colonized many parts of latin america. Ruled Nicaragua until overthrown.
    INDUSTIALISM, REVOLUTION
  • Opium Wars

    Opium Wars
    Opium Wars, 1840s and 1860, British deal opium, China destroyed it. British win wars.
    TRADE, NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM
  • Meiji Restoration

    Meiji Restoration
    Meiji Restoration, 1868, emperor back in power, responses to imperialism.
    NATIONALISM, REVOLUTIONS
  • Suez Canal Completed

    Suez Canal Completed
    Canal built between Mediterranean and the Red Sea by the French.
    INDUSTRIALISM, COLONIALISM, TRADE
  • Anglo-Zulu War

    Anglo-Zulu War
    Anglo-Zulu War, Jan.-Jul. 1879. Zulus vs. British, Zulus lacking; British challenged.
    COLONIALISM, NATIONALISM
  • The Boer War

    The Boer War
    Boer Wars, 1880-81 and 1899-1902. War between native Boers and British. South Africa.
    COLONIALISM
  • Berlin Conference

    Berlin Conference
    All major european colonizers split up all of west africa amongst themselves. Pay no attention to africans
  • French Indochina

    French Indochina
    French colonized Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. In 1887, became a federation.
    COLONIALISM, NATIONALISM
  • Ethiopia

    Ethiopia
    Free state in Africa, beat Italians but they won later. 1896
    NATIONALISM
  • Cuban Independence

    Cuban Independence
    Cuba fought spain for its independence for the third time. They allied with America and won.
    REVOLUTION, NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM
  • Canadian Independence

    Canadian Independence
    Canada passed a bill which made it a dominion of Britain, giving it more freedom. It would not be fully independent for some time.
    NATIONALISM, COLONIALISM