chapter 17 world history

  • Feb 28, 1543

    Nicolaus Copernicus publishes On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

    Copernicus thought his helocentric conception of the universe offered a more accurate explanation than did the Ptolemaic system.
  • Galileo Galilei publishes Starry Messenger

    with the telescope he was able to see to see more in space like the mountians on the moon and such the book gave Europeans a new look on the uinverse
  • Rene Descartes writes Discourse on Method

    He emphasized the importance of his own mind he asserted that he would accept only those things that his reason saud were true
  • Isaac Newton publishes Principia

    in Preincipia he defines the three laws if motion that govren the planetary bodies as well as objects on earth
  • John Locke writes Essay Concerning Human Understanding

    Locke argued that every person was born with a blank mind
  • Mary Wollstonecraft writes A Vindication of the rights of Woman

    she identfies the two problems with the veiw of the enlightment and how womens rights were not right
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    Reign of Frederick William I

  • The first daily newspaper printed in London

    newspapers were cheap and even provided for free in many coffehouses
  • Hanoverians take British crown

    when the last queen died with out a heir they gave the crown to the nearest relavties
  • Maria Theresa inherits the Austrian throne

    she worked to centralize and strengthen the state
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    Reign of Frederick II

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    War of Austrian Succession

    when the Austrian emperor died his daugther took over and frederick the 2 saw this advantage and invadein Austian
  • Montesque writes The Spirit of the Laws

    was his work on the study of governments
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    The years in which Diderot published the Encyclopedia

    the encyclopedia or the classified dictionary of sciences arts and trades a 28 volume collection of knowledge that he edited
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    Beginning and end of the Seven Years’ War

  • Rousseau writes Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind

    he argued that peolpe had to adopted laws and government in order to preserve their private property
  • Rousseau writes Discourse on the Origins of the Inequality of Mankind

    he predented his social contract through that a socirty agrees to be governed by its gernal will
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    Catherine the Great rules Russia

    she overthorws her husband and becomes a strong queen
  • Voltaire writes Treatise on Toleration

    in it he reminded goverments the all men are brothers of god
  • On Crimes and Punishments written by Cesare Beccaria

    he wrote that punishments shouold be exercises in brutality
  • Stamp Act imposed on colonies

    the act requried certain materials shave a stamp to show that they have been payed to Britian
  • first Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia

    members urged colonists to take up arms and organize militias
  • Adam Smith writes The Wealth of Nations

    smith gives the governmant three roles, protect the society form invasion,defend the citizens from injustice and finally keep cretian public works private
  • Treaty of Paris signed

    recognized the independence of american colonies