Was a period where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions. Spread throughout Europe, North America, and eventually the world.
He was the leader of the Haitian Revolution. His military genius and political acumen led to the establishment of the independent state of Haiti.
French and Indian War
wiki linksThe French and Indian War was a war between Great Britain and France in North America from 1754 to 1763. In 1756 the war erupted into the Seven Years War.
Louis XVI of France
Ruled as King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791 then as King of the French from 1791 to 1792. Suspended and arrested as part of the insurrection of the French Revolution, he was tried by the National Convention, found guilty of high treason, and executed by guillotine.
Married Louis XVI. The French people generally came to dislike her, accusing "the Austrian" of being profligate and promiscuous. Executed by guillotine
Seven Years' War
The Seven Years' War was a global military conflict between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time affecting North and Central America, Europe, the West African coast, India and the Philippines.
Watt steam engine
The Watt steam engine was the first type of steam engine to make use of steam at a pressure just above atmospheric to drive the piston helped by a partial vacuum. Like a car piston today
The spinning jenny is a multi-spool spinning frame
The water frame is the name given to the spinning frame, when water power is used to drive it.
Military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution. He was Emperor of the France from 1804 to 1815. His Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide. He is best remembered for the wars he led against a series of coalitions, the Napoleonic Wars, during which he established power over much of Europe.
The American Revolution was the political revolution during the 1770s+ in which thirteen colonies in North America joined together to break free from the British Empire, combining to become the United States of America
The French Revolution was a period of new social and political upheaval in French and European history. The monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed. French society underwent a transformation as feudal, aristocratic and religious privileges changed into variosu new ideas brought by the enlightment.
Storming of the Bastille
The Storming of the Bastille occurred in Paris. The medieval fortress and prison in Paris known as the Bastille represented royal authority in the centre of Paris. Its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Fundamental document of the French Revolution, defining the individual and collective rights of all the estates of the realm as universal.
The Haitian Revolution was a period of conflict in the French colony of Saint-Domingue, which terminated in the elimination of slavery there and the founding of the Haitian republic.
A cotton gin is a machine that quickly and easily separates the cotton fibers from the seeds, a job formerly performed by hand.
Slave Trade Act 1807
Was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 25 March 1807, with the long title "An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade".
Was an armed conflict between the people of Mexico and the Spanish colonial authorities which started on 16 September 1810.
Congress of Vienna
Conference of ambassadors of European states. The objective of the Congress was to settle the many issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
End of of atlantic slave trade
British set out boats and soldiers to prevent africans from being "exported".
Battle of Waterloo
An Imperial French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon was defeated by combined armies of the Seventh Coalition. It was the culminating battle of the Waterloo Campaign and Napoleon's last. The defeat at Waterloo put an end to Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French and marked the end of his Hundred Days' return from exile.
The heir to the Portuguese throne declared Brazil's independence
Greek War of Independence
Was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between 1821 and 1830, with later assistance from several European powers, against the Ottoman Empire.
Afrikaners Great Trek
Was an north-east migration away from British control in the Cape Colony during the 1830s and 1840s by afrikaners
An electrical telegraph is a telegraph that uses electrical signals, usually conveyed via telecommunication lines or radio.
First Opium War
Was the first of two Opium Wars fought between Great Britain and the Qing Dynasty of China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice.
Revolutions in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Italy
Series of political upheavals throughout Europe that began in France, with the French Revolution of 1848. These revolutions showed a demand for more liberalism and democracy. They were led by middle class and regular workers
The Taiping Rebellion was a widespread civil war in southern China against the ruling Qing Dynasty. About 20 million people died, mainly civilians, in one of the deadliest military conflicts in history.
Was a conflict fought between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire.
Matthew C. Perry
was the Commodore of the U.S. Navy who compelled the opening of Japan to the West with the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854.
Second opim war
Was a war the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing Dynasty of China
British taking over India
The 1857 mutiny of sepoys, Indian troops under British officers and discipline, grew into a wider conflict which ended with the dissolution of the company and the assumption of direct control by the British government
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 began as a mutiny of sepoys in the town of Meerut and soon erupted into other civilian rebellions
also known by the nickname "The Highway to India", is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
Russian Serf emancipation
The reform, together with a related reform in 1861, amounted to the liquidation of serf dependence previously suffered by peasants of the Russian Empire.
was a chain of events that restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868. The Restoration led to enormous changes in Japan's political and social structure, and spanned both the late Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji period.
Imperialization of Africa
Also known as the Race for Africa, was a process of invasion, attack, occupation, and annexation of African territory by European powers during the New Imperialism period, between 1881 and World War I.
proto-nationalist movement in China between 1898 and 1901, opposing Western imperialism and Christianity.
The Aswan Dam is an embankment dam situated across the Nile River in Aswan, Egypt. To help from the innundations of the nile river
The Panama Canal ship canal in Panama that joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and is a key conduit for international maritime trade.
Xinghai Revolution (Overthrow of Qing)
began with the Wuchang Uprising on 1911 and ended with the abdication of Emperor Puyi . The primary parties to the conflict were the Imperial forces of the Qing Dynasty and the revolutionary forces of the Chinese Revolutionary Alliance
African National Congress
South Africa's governing left-wing political party, supported by its tripartite alliance with the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party (SACP), since the establishment of non-racial democracy in April 1994.