1750 to 1918

  • General George Washington

    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in northern Virginia. His hopes for school dashed, Washington found work surveying and took several journeys to the frontier where he developed an interest in the West.
  • Declaration of Independence

    American Declaration of Independence
    announces the American colonies’
    independence from Great Britain
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    The French Revolution

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    Industrial Revolution

    The Industrial Revolution, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production.
  • Napolean Bonaparte

    A general in the French army and leader of the 1799 coup that overthrew the Directory. Napoleon’s accession marked the end of the French Revolution and the beginning of Napoleonic France and Europe.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

    Revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was known to his many followers as Mahatma, or “the great-souled one.” He began his activism as an Indian immigrant in South Africa in the early 1900s, and in the years following World War I became the leading figure in India’s struggle to gain independence from Great Britain.
  • First plane invented

    Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright achieve the
    first controlled, powered, man-carrying flight
  • Henry Ford produces his first automobile

    Ford Model T
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    World War 1