1st Semester Timeline Project

Timeline created by abbysnow
In History
  • Aug 3, 1492

    Columbus discovers the New World

    Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain with three small ships, the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. He sailed so he could find new routes to Asia.
  • Oct 31, 1517

    95 Thesis

    Martin Luther wrote the 95 thesis and nailed it to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He condemned indulgences and other church practices.
  • 1543

    Scientific Revolution

    The scientific revolution was a revolution in human understanding and knowledge about the physical universe. Some of the causes include: People began questioning ancient beliefs, development in math, development in scientific instruments, curiosity of how things work, observation about things around them, and people began conducting experiments.
  • Creation of the Edict of Nantes

    A Civil War broke out in France between Protestants and Catholics. King Henry IV of France issued the Edit of Nantes grant religious freedom to the French Protestants.
  • Louis XIII came to France's throne

    Louis came to France's throne at age 8, but he was too young to rule, so his mom ruled until he came of age in 1617. Louis XIII chose intelligent advisors to help him.
  • Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes

    The Edict of Nantes had granted the Huguenots the right to practice their religion without discrimination from the state. The Edict of Nantes was later revoked by Louis XIV.
  • Matthew Perry opening trade with Japan

    President Millard Fillmore of the U.S. sends Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan. He went to Japan to negotiate a treaty that would guarantee safety of U.S. soldiers and would open up trade,
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    Ottoman Empire

    The Ottoman Empire originated in Anatolia/ Asia Minor and conquered the Byzantines. Suleiman I "The Magnificent" was known as the greatest Ottoman Sultan.
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    The Renaissance

    The Renaissance began in Italy in 1300. The Renaissance was a cultural awakening for Europe and it was also a time of reforming education.
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    English Civil War

    In 1642, the problems between Charles I and Parliament came to a head. Charles gathered an army of nobles and landowners who were called Cavaliers and Parliament gathered an army called the Roundheads.
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    Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution was also known as the "Bloodless" Revolution. This Revolution was the overthrow of the King James II of England.
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    American Revolution

    The American Revolution was a war that made Great Britain's 13 colonies independent. The colonies formed the a new country, the United States.
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    French Revolution

    The French Revolution was caused by social grievances, poor leadership, and economic troubles. The French Revolution has four phases: the National Assembly, the Legislative Assembly, the National Convention, and the Directory.
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    Congress of Vienna

    The Congress of Vienna created a balance of power with five nations of equal strength in Europe. The terms to the Congress of Vienna led to a growth of Nationalism.