3rd quarter review

  • Apr 16, 1492

    Columbus sails to the Americas

    Christopher Columbus was a navigator and an admiral for Castile, a country that later founded modern Spain. He made four voyages to the Americas, with his first in 1492, which resulted in what is widely referred to as the Discovery of Americaor Discovery of the Americas.
  • Apr 17, 1492

    Columbian Exchange

    Europeans introduced horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs to Americas. Diseas were also introduced to Native Americans
  • Apr 17, 1543

    copernicus presents the heliocentric theory

    Copernican heliocentrism is the name given to the astronomical model developed by Nicolaus Copernicus and published in 1543. It positioned the Sun near the center of the Universe, motionless, with Earth and the other planets rotating around it
  • Apr 17, 1562

    The French Wars of Religion

    The Hugenots were French Protestants influenced by John Calvin. The Hugenots were opposed by the "ultra-Catholics"
  • cortez conquers the Aztecs

    The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was one of the most significant campaigns in the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The invasion began in February 1519 and was acclaimed victorious on August 13, 1521, by a coalition army of Spanish conquistadors and Tlaxcalan warriors led by Hernán Cortés.
  • Jamestown

    a company of london investors recieved from king James a charter to found a colony in North Americans. The colonist named this colony jmestown in honor of their king.
  • English settle Jmaestown

    Jamestown Settlement is a name used by the Commonwealth of Virginia's portion of the historical sites and museums at Jamestown. Jamestown was the first successful English settlement on the mainland of North America.[
  • Enlightenment

    The Age of Enlightenment was a cultural movement of intellectuals in 18th century Europe and America, whose purpose was to reform society and advance knowledge.
  • Louis XIV of France begins his reign

    Louis XIV became king at the age of four in 1643 upon the death of his father Louis XIII.Louis inherited the most powerful country in Europe and expanded on this power throughout his life.
  • Peter the Great of Russia begins his reign

    Russia was a huge landlocked country, much less developed than other countries in Europe. At war with either Turkey or Sweden for most of his reign, Peter took a particular interest in ships and arms.
  • Glorious revolution in England

    The Glorious Revolution, also called the Revolution of 1688, is the name of the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau .
  • French Revolution begins

    The French Revolution began in 1789 with the convocation of the Estates-General in May. The first year of the Revolution saw members of the Third Estate proclaiming the Tennis Court Oath in June,
  • Reign of terror begins

    the Reign of Terror begins when Robespierre declares Terror. This marks the beginning of almost two years of repressing perceived enemies of the Revolution.
  • Napoleon conquers most of Europe

    Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader during the latter stages of the French Revolution.